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The Valerian, a planet-hopper

A planet-hopper is a type of terran passenger transport vessel. Capable of landing on a planetary surface, it's similar in design to the Quantradyne APOD-33 dropship, albeit having a single large engine instead of rotating thrusters. Its interior includes a center aisle with passenger chairs either side and luggage racks above them.[1]

They possess an onboard computer that allows pre-programmed flight paths.[2]

They are often used by the Dominion Armed Forces to transport troops.[3]

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  1. Donovan, Hope, ed StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 4 (paperback binding). Tokyopop, October 13, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-81698-6.
  2. Neilson, Micky. "Sector Six" (Oct 27, 2015). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: Sector Six. Accessed from Blizzard Short Stories Hub on
  3. Randolph, Grace (w), Nan Kim (p, i). "Newsworthy". In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 2 (paperback binding), pp. 68-121. Tokyopop, January 1, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-80831-8.