An internation design developed before the arrival of the alien derelict,
the Stargoose was in its time a top-of-the-line space craft. The fact that it was used
post-arrival is a testament to its lasting value, though certainly some advances were applied
to the existing designs and later builds. The shuttle can be retrofitted to carry a small amount
of cargo, but it is primarily a personnel transport, providing space for nearly twenty passengers.
In case of combat, each passenger can be protected by an personal, armoured lifepod which will
sustain them for about twelve hours. The Stargoose remained in service post-war, but was retired
shortly thereafter in favour of newer, robotech-based designs.