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A probe was an automated spacecraft which were used to gather information. Starships were often equipped with probes, as they could perform tasks a starship couldn't, or go into areas that no manned vessel could.

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Starfleet probe types

  • class-1 probe
  • class-2 probe
  • class-3 probe
  • class-4 probe
  • class-5 probe
  • class-6 probe
  • class-7 probe
  • class-8 probe
  • class-9 probe
  • class-A probe

Other Federation probes

  • atmospheric probe
  • deep space probe
  • interface probe
  • microprobe
  • multispatial probe
  • Quadros-1 probe
  • sensor probe
  • Vega Nine probe

Ancient Earth probes

Alien probes

  • Iconian probe
  • Ilia probe
  • Kataan probe
  • Kukulkan's probe
  • "Pups"'s probe
  • orbital probe
  • Whale Probe
  • Tan Ru
  • transwarp probe


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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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From DC Database

Character Template Character Template
"Eyeless chick"

Probe (New Earth)
Real Name
Current Alias
"Eyeless chick"







First appearance



Born without eyes, the woman that would go later take the name Probe had a tough life, picked on for her deformity. Eventually she joined the Posse: a gang of people like her, gifted with magical powers. The Posse dedicated their lives to protect gifted people from the law and the people who abused it. Probe uses her gift to help the cause.

She was the first to notice Jaime Reyes's new found power.

Unable to pinpoint his "magical" ability and curious why she detected another person in him, she left only to return with Posse member Damper. The two offered him membership of the Posse, but she was psychically attacked by the Scarab in Jaime, and was admitted to a hospital.

One Year Later

Her action during the missing year are unknown, but she was "collected" in hospital by the minions of local crimelord La Dama, and sent to Warehouse 13, a facility in the desert near El Paso where La Dama housed her unusual charges. After being resued by Blue Bettle and the Posse, she chose to remain there, but she is still connected to the Posse.

Powers and Abilities


Probe's power is magical in nature, but little is known about it. She seems to be able to read and identify magical abilities in a person.

See Also

Links and References

  • None.


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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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A probe is an unmanned spacecraft designed to explore and gather information within a particular area. Many starships carried various types of probes for exploratory and tactical applications.

During the Battle of Korvat, the 3rd Cruiser Wing created a massive tachyon detection grid around Korvat III using attack fighters and shuttlecraft. The shuttles were later replaced with specially modified probes, which were targeted by Klingon warships as they tried to disrupt the grid. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Chariots of Korvat")

List of probes

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010
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"An Imperial probe droid."
"It's a good bet the Empire knows we're here."
Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo

Probe droids (also known as probots or recon droids) were droids that were specifically designed and programmed to perform reconnaissance duties. These units were often dispatched by various space navies to gather information from a variety of different locations, reporting anything of significance as defined by specific preprogrammed protocols. Some models were equipped with a self-destruct mechanism in order to prevent those whom it had been sent to observe from studying them and determining their source, as well as a small blaster-type weapon for defense.



In the days of the Galactic Republic, probe droids were used as tools of peaceful exploration, important technological advances that changed the face of deep-space understanding. They opened up the way for mapping the unknown reaches of the galaxy. The first probe droids were developed and produced by Galalloy Industries to search planets and asteroids for valuable resources, such as metals to fuel the processing plants of industry. Probots later helped to expand the Republic's frontiers. By the time of the Galactic Civil War, many probots were employed for military functions by the Galactic Empire, as exploration had been severely limited by direct Imperial order.[1]

An unmanned probe droid launched into the Thicket over Iego

Prior to the development of probots, remote probes had done the majority of mechanized exploration. These were comparatively simple machines, equipped with onboard computers and sensors. However, they were programmed to follow a carefully limited set of parameters and lacked the intelligence for true initiative or understanding.[1]

The first probe droids were marvels of technological achievement, a single unit capable of doing the work of a team of scientists. Incredible amounts of unexplored territory were thoroughly mapped and charted by these machines during the days of the Galactic Republic.[1]

Since deep-space exploration was put on hold by the Empire, probe droids were retooled and reprogrammed for search and patrol missions. Many droids were posted along the perimeters of key strategic star systems or hyperlanes, serving as automated guardians. Some were remote surveillance droids, observing the amazing array of communication bandwidths and relaying that information to Imperial Intelligence's Analysis Bureau.[1]

A great number of probe droids were reprogrammed for deep-space scouting. Their mission, rather than to catalog new worlds, was to uncover unregistered settlements, with a priority on finding bases of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Knowing how quickly Rebels could evacuate upon discovery, many probe droids were equipped with high-frequency HoloNet transceivers to immediately relay information. Other added features included advanced scanning equipment, visual and audio monitoring systems, stealth sensor scramblers, a blaster cannon, and built-in self-destruct programming.[1]

As time went on, probot manufacturers began developing droids specifically for Imperial military applications, most notably Arakyd Industries. The resulting probe droids were faster, more lethal and much more efficient at snuffing out Rebels.[1]

Known models


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back

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