Easily the most recognizable of the Federation transport vessels, this gigantic leviathan is rapidly becoming a common sight along the space lanes of the Federation. Its unique form is attributed to a gravametric cargo space which permits a low level of simulated gravity within its storage containment system. This affords the possibility of transporting larger quantities of cargo and provides greater cargo security. With mass more evenly distrubuted along all axes, the Extender's maneuverability is slightly better than its elongated cousin finding refuge within Empire hangars. All and all, the Extender has shown that - contrary to popular belief - the needs of pure trade pilots around the Federation are indeed a focus of ship builders.