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The Voyager's Aeroshuttle in 2377

The Aeroshuttle (also known as Aeroship and AeroWing) assigned to the USS Voyager was created with the ship in 2371. (VOY: "Caretaker")

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Viewers never got to see the Aeroshuttle in action due to the limitations of television and story lines. The craft was designed for atmospheric descent and short-term missions. When it was designed, production intended to re-use the Danube-class sets for the Aeroshuttle. Test shots were created depicting the launch of the Aeroshuttle from Voyager. The launch scene was never used on screen because the producers did not want to trump the similar launch sequence of the captain's yacht Cousteau from Star Trek: Insurrection.

A full-fledged CGI model was constructed of the Aeroshuttle by Robert Bonchune at Foundation Imaging as well as a launch sequence. Test CGI footage of the launch sequence can be found on Bonchune's website. For further information on the model see: Aeroshuttle CGI model.

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