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Probes

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Name : Probes1

Any of various devices fitted with sensor and propulsion systems which allow them to be deployed from a Starship in order to gather information. Most Federation probes are fired from a standard photon torpedo tube, and many are externally almost identical to a photon torpedo.1 Whilst many Federation probes are short range sublight devices, some are capable of warp speed travel. The Class 8 probe is capable of sustained travel at high warp speeds.2 On occasion highly specialised probes are employed for significant events, such as the one created by Dr Stubbs to study a stellar explosion in 2366.3

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TOS 2 The Immunity Syndrome
2 TNG 2 The Emissary
3 TNG 3 Evolution
Series : TOS Season 2 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Immunity Syndrome
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Emissary
Series : TNG Season 3 (Disc 1)
Episode : Evolution


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