The Sphinx-class shuttlecraft was a Federation Starfleet shuttlecraft type in service in the 24th century. (FASA module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)


The Sphinx-class was introduced into service sometime in the late-2350s, with hundreds being constructed. (FASA module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)


The Sphinx-class was designed as a cargo shuttle. It was was equipped with deflector shields, offering it some protection if necessaryand was capable of planetary landing. Sub-light propulsion was generated by a micro-impulse engine powered by three FMIB-3 impulse reactors. (FASA module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)

At 45m long, 80m wide and 16m high, the shuttle had a mass of 5,200 metric tonnes and was unarmed. It could accomodate two flight crew, 4 passengers and 100 standard cargo units or 5,000mt of cargo in four trailing cargo pods. (FASA module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)



Given the schematic views provided in the TNG Officer's Manual, there appears to be an error concerning the craft's dimensions, the stats for length and width appear to have been switched.


Starfleet shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet named classes AeroshuttleDanubeEpochFlyerGreyhoundMcCallMercury (warpshuttle)PulsarSphinxTeslaValkyrieVenture (scout)WaveriderWraithZodiac (warp shuttle) alphanumeric designations 2FGHR10S3S4S5S6S7S10S11S12S20SC22SW7SW21 Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
type designations type-1type-4type-6type-7type-8type-9type-9Atype-10type-11type-15type-16type-18ArgoZhang Sui
others mark IIcaptain's skiffcaptain's yachtAcademy trainer craftunnamed Federation shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
military shuttlepassenger shuttleStarfleet shuttle (2230s) Ufp-emblem 2250s alt cmd badge


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 FASA reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual

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