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Class 8 probe

Class 8 probe

A class 8 probe was a type of probe used by the Federation in the late 24th century, usually instrumented heavily with sensor equipment, and was designed for extended flight at velocities up to warp 9. Class-8 probes were based on the photon torpedo spaceframe.

Though not specifically designed to transport a person, it was a class 8 probe in which Special Federation Envoy K'Ehleyr arrived on board the USS Enterprise-D on stardate 42901.3. On this stardate, the sensor equipment was replaced by a life support system, capable of sustaining one person. (TNG: "The Emissary")

According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual (p. 117), the class 8 probe is a medium-range multi-mission warp probe used for galactic particle and field research and for early-warning reconnaissance missions. It is capable of sustaining the speed of warp 9 for 6.5 hours and is equipped with a standard sensor pallet and a subspace transceiver, plus mission-specific modules.

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