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USG Kellion
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Production information


Wai Lao-class[1]


Concordance Extraction Corporation

Technical Specifications

Engine Unit(s):

ShockPoint Drive






Earliest Sighting:

2508[note 1]


Concordance Extraction Corporation

Known Owner(s):

Concordance Extraction Corporation

Known Crewmembers:

Known commander(s):

Zach Hammond


"USG Ishimura, this is the emergency maintenance team of the USG Kellion responding to your distress call. Come in Ishimura."
Corporal Chen[2]

The USG Kellion was a CEC shuttle dispatched to the USG Ishimura.

Events of Dead SpaceEdit

The USG Kellion was dispatched to the USG Ishimura as part of an emergency maintenance mission to determine and repair the cause of the communications blackout. Following the vessel's successful shockpoint into the system, the Kellion approached the Ishimura; however, the larger vessel failed to respond to the repeated hails.[note 2] Attempting to enter the Ishimura via an automatic docking procedure, a drifting piece of space debris smashed into the starboard bow and slid across to port, this resulted in a malfunction of docking and autopilot, mandating an emergency landing inside the Ishimura's Flight Deck hangar.[2][note 3]

The Kellion seems to have a similar design to the Ishimura's shuttles, with the only difference being the addition of a quad-booster array attached to the main body, likely the ShockPoint Drive system. It is also equipped with armor plating that can slide down over the cockpit windows, protecting the occupants in case of an emergency situation.

After the events and discoveries made aboard the Ishimura, Isaac Clarke is sent back to the shuttle by Zach Hammond to prep it for launch, only to discover that it had been damaged by Necromorphs. When he goes aboard and loads a damage report, a Leaper can be seen crawling over the damaged cockpit window. They may have attacked the shuttle due to Isaac's presence, as a fire breaks out and spreads through the shuttle, causing terminal damage to the ship. Isaac barely escapes back onto the flight deck before the Kellion falls to the floor of the hangar bay, completely destroyed.



  • At the end of Dead Space: Downfall, you can see the ship approaching the Ishimura.
  • At the end of Dead Space: Extraction the survivors in Maintenance Shuttle 23 try to contact the Kellion, but are unable to. It is speculated that the radio crackle at the start of the game might have been Lexine Murdoch trying to contact the Kellion and warn them of the infection, but was unable to due to the debris or a faulty communication device. The two ships were not able to see each other due to said debris.
  • When you arrive in the hangar after you've moved the Red Marker in Chapter 11, turn off gravity and move to Runway 1. If you jump around enough and find the right spots, you can identify the bow of the Kellion charred black in the far corner.
  • In Dead Space 2, upon arriving back to the Ishimura, one may not be able to find the Kellion where it was destroyed. It was possibly moved from the ship and its presence concealed from the public.


  1. Dead Space takes place three years before the events of Dead Space 2.
  2. Briefly, a completely unintelligible response was received, but both the origin of that communication and its contents remain unknown.
  3. It is currently unconfirmed if the destabilization of the Kellion's approach was caused by a auto-dock malfunction or a collision with a piece of planetary debris.


  1. Shown during the loading screen before Dead Space's opening cutscene begins.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dead Space: Chapter 1: New Arrivals

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