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The lighthugger orbital shuttle was a larger type of shuttle carried aboard certain lighthugger starships, such as the Nostalgia for Infinity.

The details of the vehicle aren't discussed in detail, but it is capable of atmospheric, surface-to-orbit, orbit-to-surface flight, in addition to spaceflight, and has a carrying capacity of 500 people. The capacity and capabilities of the shuttle are explicitly discussed by Ilia Volyova and Ana Khouri while they plan their evacuation of the refugees from an Inhibitor-threatened Resurgam. The shuttle type is presumably also used for the evacuation from the surface, once the whole effort is in motion.

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  • It is unclear whether the Dominatrix, a larger atmosphere-capable shuttle of the lighthugger Gnostic Ascension, is of the same design as the unnamed large orbital shuttle of the Nostalgia for Infinity, or a different design altogether.
  • The name of this ship type is, of course, somewhat conjectural, as the vessel is not described in any great detail. (It's not even entirely clear whether it has spaceplane or lifting body characteristics, or is an entirely thrust-reliant shuttle.)

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Spacecraft
SHUTTLES AND SMALL CRAFT*
Civilian shuttles/small craft: Trike | Tug | Cutter | Spherical shuttle | Flotilla excursion shuttle
Police shuttles/small craft: Panoply cutter
Individual shuttles/small craft: Melancholia of Departure (spherical shuttle)
Remontoire's 'Trident' fighter (outrigger fightercraft)
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ATMOSPHERIC SHUTTLES**
Coalition shuttle | Flotilla delta-winged shuttle
Cutter | "Claw" shuttle | Lighthugger orbital shuttle
Individual atmo-shuttles: Scavenger's Daughter | Dominatrix
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INTERPLANETARY SPACECRAFT (LARGE SPACESHIPS)
Civilian ships: Freighter | Liner | Hospital ship | Lighthugger in-system craft
Police and military ships: Deep-system cruiser
Demarchist military vessel | Conjoiner ''Moray''-class corvette
Individual ships: Bellatrix | Democratic Circus | High Catherine
Nightingale | Storm Bird | Universal Suffrage
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INTERSTELLAR SPACECRAFT (STARSHIPS)
Generation ships - Flotilla ships: Santiago, Islamabad, Brazilia, Palestine, Baghdad
Ramscoop starships - Atalanta
Lighthuggers - List (Sandra Voi, Nostalgia for Infinity, Zodiacal Light, Nightshade, Hirondelle, Petronel, etc.)
Alien starships - Void warren ("Caleuche")
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SPACECRAFT PROPULSION
Antimatter engines | Ramscoop | Conjoiner Drive | Stealth Conjoiner Drive
Dark Drive | Inertia-suppression Machinery | Cryo-arithmetic engine
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SPACECRAFT WEAPONRY AND DEFENCES
Magnetic railgun | Boser | Ack-am | Foam-phase Munition | Pin-head munitions
Camouflaging screens | Hypometric weapon | Bladder-mine

* - capable only of flight in the vacuum of space
** - double as both spacecraft and aircraft, depending on the need
Planetary vehicles
LAND VEHICLES
Electric cars | Volantor | Wheeler | Crawler | Icejammer
Cable-car | Chasm City Zephyr
AERIAL VEHICLES
Volantor | Aircraft | Airship
ATMOSPHERIC SHUTTLES *
Coalition shuttle | Flotilla delta-winged shuttle
Cutter | "Claw" shuttle | Lighthugger orbital shuttle
MARINE VEHICLES
Boats | Diving tug
* - these double as spacecraft and aircraft
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