Shuttles are specialized transports that ferry people and cargo between trade stations and planets. They Void Catapult into orbit, exchange cargo on a trade station, and then glide gracefully back to the planet.

Since a major role is to move people between planets and stations, shuttles tend to be more elegant than other cargo ships such as interstellar freighters.

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Why not Catapult back down?

Void Catapults have a wide margin of error, while catapulting in space is relatively safe, it’s best to avoid popping out near any large physical matter such as the surface of a planet. In addition, emerging from Void into atmosphere takes a heavy toll on ships.

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