Escape pod, Aurora
Also known as an autonomous survival and recovery vehicle (ASRV), a starship escape pod is the last resort available to a crew when their ship is in severe danger or on the brink of destruction. After launch, the vehicles are capable of linking together in "Gaggle Mode", in order to share resources and increase crew survivability.
The Nova Class ASRVs possess two docking ports, an extendable communications array, short-range transporter and "one-shot" emergency phaser bank.
- Maximum Capacity: 6
- Length: 3.40m
- Beam: 3.40m
- Height: 3.50m
- Decks: 1
- Mass: 1.27 metric tons
- Armaments: 2 Type IIIa phaser banks
- Deflectors: 3 symmetrical subspace graviton field grids
- Hull: Single light Duranium/Tritanium
- Warp Speeds: None
- Support Duration: Eighty-six person-days (one person can last eighty-six days, two can last for forty-three, etc.)