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The shuttlebay of a Constitution-class starship in 2267. ("The Galileo Seven").

The shuttlebay (or hangar deck) is an area aboard a starship or space station where small craft are stored, maintained, and can be launched from.

Shuttlecraft exit the shuttlebay by leaving through a set of large doors that lead to the exterior of the starship. When the doors are open, the environment in the shuttlebay is protected by a large forcefield so no atmopshere can escape. (TOS episode: "The Galileo Seven").

Shuttlebays are also equipped with mobile tractor beam generators, that allow damaged or disabled shuttlecraft to be towed into the bay. (TNG episode: "Time Squared").

Constitution class starships had one shuttle bay, located at the rear of the secondary hull. Refitted Constitution class ships had two large elevator pads built into the floor of the shuttle bay, which were designed to raise and lower shuttles to and from the shuttlecraft maintenance area below the shuttle bay. (TOS reference guide Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise).

A damaged Type-15 shuttlepod is towed into the Enterprise-D's shuttlebay in 2365. ("Time Squared").

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The shuttlebay of a Galaxy-class starship.

The shuttlebay (also called a hanger deck or launch bay) is an area on a starship or space station where shuttlecraft can be stored and maintained for operations off the vessel or station.

When not launching or receiving craft the space doors for a shuttlebay are usually closed. When they are opened a force field is deployed over the opening, which can be penetrated by shuttles as the launch and are recovered without compromising the atmosphere within the bay itself.

Shuttlebays were often equipped with tractor beam emitters to assist in the landing of damaged or inoperable vessels. (TNG: "Time Squared")

Some shuttlebays on Federation starships were equipped with a starship catapult to aid in launching craft from the vessel. (Dragon Ball Z vs. Star Trek: The Way of Infinity)

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