A Shuttle is a type of spacecraft used for low orbit or short distance space travel. Like any full sized spaceship, shuttles are capable of Faster-than-light travel, the transportation of food and various goods and personnel. Shuttles are a commonly used spacecraft seen in the Dead Space universe.
When the USG Ishimura arrived in orbit of Aegis VII, it sends shuttles down to the colony for business and other transport purposes. Hanford Carthusia, the colony's manager, was ordered to send three shuttles to the Ishimura near Planet Crack.
The first shuttle carried the Red Marker, the second shuttle carried all data about the artifact and the third was to carry the bodies from the Union Square mass suicides. Carthusia prevented the last shuttle from leaving out of anger for not being permitted to leave the colony and join the Ishimura. The result of this action was why Gabe Weller and his security team were sent to collect the bodies. Shortly after the planet crack, a no fly order was put in place.
Aegis VII ShuttlecraftEdit
When the Aegis VII Colony was first built, the colony itself had a shuttle port which held six shuttles that resembled large NASA shuttles. The Mission Square Shuttle port held an unknown number of colony Shuttles that had quad boosters. Only a small number of shuttles escaped the colony and reached the Ishimura during the Aegis VII Incident: a shuttle flown by Colin Barrow and the shuttle, Shuttle CSO-4, that was destroyed by the ADS canon fire from the Ishimura.
USG Ishimura ShuttlecraftEdit
The Ishimura was known to have a large amount of shuttles and aerial craft. Its Flight Deck had two runways, each with a Flight Control Room and a shared Flight Lounge. The Ishimura also had a Maintenance Deck where maintenance shuttles were docked, such as Maintenance Shuttle 23, and a separate hangar located in the Executive Block of the Crew Deck for the Executive Shuttle.
The Ishimura also had escape pods in serried docks from bow to stern, which could be ejected from the ship in case of an emergency. Warren Eckhardt's Survey shuttle, Vestri, was used to land on Aegis VII and was docked elsewhere in the colony; it was later crash-landed on the hull of the Ishimura by Gabe Weller. All of the known shuttles and pods aboard the Ishimura were destroyed or jettisoned remotely by an unknown source during to the Aegis VII Incident.
The USG KellionEdit
- Main article: USG Kellion
A Wai Lao-class repair shuttle, the USG Kellion was a small capacity transport with a ShockPoint Drive and did not feature any sort of armament.
Dead Space AftermathEdit
The shuttles, deployed by the vessel USG O'Bannon, used to investigate the deteriorating status of Aegis VII following the destruction of the Red Marker, were yellow and brown; two large engines are located near the stern and a large crew cockpit section near the bow. The shuttles transported the planet stabilizer arrays to the surface. The large tower-like devices pulled the shuttles down into the atmosphere of a crumbling Aegis VII.
The shuttles escaped the planet's surface after the crust began to destabilize. One shuttle returned to the USG O'Bannon hangar on a crash course, though the crew survived. Other shuttles were destroyed by debris thrown up from the planet or caught in the O'Bannon's main engines after its escape attempt.
Titan Station SpacecraftEdit
Titan Station, as befitting a facility of its size, carried many various types of shuttle for transport, evacuation, or medical usage. One such vessel was a Medivac shuttle. Most of the craft on Titan Station were destroyed or used for evacuation during the Necromorph outbreak there.
Dead Space 3Edit
- Main article: CMS Crozier
The CMS Crozier is a transport shuttle docked aboard the CMS Terra Nova above Tau Volantis. The shuttle is in deplorable condition when Ellie Langford's team find it, and after some repairs, is used to take the survivors to the surface of the planet.
Like the rest of the ships and shuttles among the debris of the floatila, the shuttle is over two hundred years old and was set for decommission prior to the outbreak on the planet. The Crozier suffers heavy damage from debris during the re-entry attempt into the atmosphere and splits apart. It's two sections land in different areas on the surface of the ice planet.
- USG Kellion - repair shuttle; destroyed
- Vestri - Warren Eckhardt's survey shuttle; damaged crashing onto the Ishimura hull.
- Shuttle 7 - (Barrows Shuttle) unknown shuttle type; destroyed
- Shuttle CSO-4 - transport used to evacuate civilians to the Ishimura; destroyed
- Executive Shuttle - Executive Crew craft of Ishimura, used by Isaac to escape Aegis VII and Ishimura; unknown
- CMS Crozier - A Sovereign Colonies shuttle used to take Isaac and other survivors to the surface of Tau Volantis; destroyed.