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DATABASE > DATABANKS > TECHNOLOGY > Deflector Dish

Device used by virtually all space faring vehicles, fashioned in one form or another. Usually mounted ventrally, this large dish disperses potentially hazardous space material from the ship's flight path, including meteoroids, harmful particles, and other debris.

The dish can occasionally be modified to channel a large quantity of energy as a weapon, but only in extreme circumstances as the energy requirements drain significant power reserves from other ship systems, notably the warp engines.