The USS Aurora has three auxiliary craft. A Type-8 Shuttlecraft for short-range scientific exploration; a Type-9 Shuttlecraft for long-range transport; and the Borealis, a waverider atmospheric shuttlecraft designed for atmospheric planetary away missions.
The USS Aurora carries three shuttlecraft in its shuttlebays, as well as the Nova Class-specific Waverider. In addition to the shuttlecrafts, in emergency situations the crew has access to 28 escape pods placed at strategic locations around the vessel.
The USS Aurora carries two Type IX (also known as Class 2) shuttles. They are fast and maneuverable, but definitely not built for comfort.
The Type 9 possesses limited amenities, and though furnished for two pilots and four passengers, can be crewed by a single person if necessary. Their compact size has earned them a reputation for causing "Class Two Claustrophobia" at Starfleet Academy, due to a predilection for stress-testing cadets by sending a full crew of six on training missions that last several weeks. As one Starfleet officer quipped "you did not want to be around when they opened up that airlock".
The USS Aurora carries one Type XI Shuttle, along with the Waverider.
The Type XI shuttlecraft is an advanced piece of technology, containing bioneural circuitry as a standard, as well as a compact powerplant that still provides excellent cruising and maximum speeds. The cockpit is an individual compartment, separate from the rest of the shuttle, which a break from Starfleet's standard shuttle design.
The Ova Class' Waverider, named the USS Borealis, has a specific docking port on the ventral side of the USS Aurora's saucer, in a recessed hatchway just aft of the ventral sensor array. The Waverider is a large secondary craft, with the capability for long-range travel and the protection, armament, and sensor capabilities superior to that of a standard auxiliary shuttle. Facilities include two sleeping bunks and a standard runabout-type passenger cabin. A replicator and flight couches provide for the needs of the passengers and a two-person transporter allows for beaming of personnel or cargo when needed.