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Image:HangarDeckRemastered.jpg|The hangar deck aboard a [[Constitution class|''Constitution''-class]] starship
 
Image:HangarDeckRemastered.jpg|The hangar deck aboard a [[Constitution class|''Constitution''-class]] starship
 
Image:Enterprise-A shuttlebay.jpg|The shuttlebay of a [[Constitution class|''Constitution''-class]] starship
 
Image:Enterprise-A shuttlebay.jpg|The shuttlebay of a [[Constitution class|''Constitution''-class]] starship
Image:Intrepid shuttlebay fury.jpg|The shuttlebay of an [[Intrepid class|''Intrepid''-class]] starship
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Image:Intrepid shuttlebay fury.jpg|Interior view of an [[Intrepid class|''Intrepid''-class]] shuttlebay
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Image:Intrepid class shuttlebay-.jpg|Exterior view of an [[Intrepid class|''Intrepid''-class]] shuttlebay
 
Image:EntE-shuttlebay.jpg|The main shuttlebay of a [[sovereign class|''Sovereign''-class]] starship
 
Image:EntE-shuttlebay.jpg|The main shuttlebay of a [[sovereign class|''Sovereign''-class]] starship
 
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The shuttlebay (or hangar deck or shuttlecraft bay) is a facility on a starship where shuttlecraft are launched, received, stored and maintained.

The space doors are usually closed, and are replaced with a force field when a shuttlecraft is about to land or to be launched. This forcefield can be penetrated by the shuttlecraft itself, while it prevents decompression of the shuttlebay.

Most shuttlebays are equipped with a tractor beam emitter in order to facilitate the landing procedure. During the 22nd century, these facilities were referred to as "launch bays".

Deep Space 9's landing pads provide a similar storing location for small starships such as Danube-class runabouts, Ferengi shuttles and Romulan shuttles. (DS9: "Emissary", "The Magnificent Ferengi", "In the Pale Moonlight")

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