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The SK-1P were a series of small two-man transport crafts that formed a main component of the Wright Andrews Orbital Ferry System, a transport network developed for moving personnel between starships stationed in orbit over a planet as well as underground tunnels specifically made for the crafts to travel in.

SK-1Ps were used by the Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces during their investigation of Tau Volantis from 2311 to 2314.


The SCAF flotilla orbiting Tau Volantis used these crafts to transport maintenance crews and personnel between the ships and the facilities on the planetside colony. After the Necromorph outbreak doomed the flotilla and its planetside research outposts in 2314, an SK-1P was left docked near the CMS Roanoke and another two were left underground below the planet's surface.

In 2514, Isaac Clarke and John Carver used an SK-1P, nicknamed the "Skip", to travel between the derelict ships of the flotilla, carrying out tasks in order to get the CMS Crozier space-worthy to travel to Tau Volantis themselves.[1] They also used two other vessels of the same series, nicknamed "The Fridge", to travel between the different locations underneath the planet. The railway under the planet crossed the entire colony, from the supply depot all the way to the waste disposal site located underneath the Alien City.



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  • In Dead Space 3, the SK-1P flying through space will not attract any space mines. It will also avoid all contact with the massive amount of space debris in orbit around Tau Volantis.