A Nivochan asteroid runner was a small, sublight spaceship in operation in the 23rd century, and possibly the early-24th century.
Hikaru Sulu once piloted a Nivochan asteroid runner, and told his daughter Demora about the experience.
In the year 2311, Starfleet Admiral Los Tirasol Mentir had a model of a Nivochan asteroid runner on his desk in his office on Space Station KR-3. (TLE novel: Serpents Among the Ruins)
- The asteroid runner could have originated with the Nivochan people of Nivoch.