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A Starship Lighter or Space Lighter was a barge-like Spaceship usually employed to transfer goods or passengers from and between greater Transports or Heighliners. Practically the term could refer to a great number of quite unlike starcraft, from small Spice Lighters, used to transport Melange to greater Freight Lighters or even great capital ships such as Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV personal royal spaceship, which was a combination of Lighter, mobile Palace and army Command centre and featured an Emperor's Hutment of nine interlocking metal leaves that reached out in a thousand-meter circle and could house five legions of Sardaukar.

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See also[]

  • Guild Heighliner - The primary interstellar starship type in the Dune universe, operated by the Spacing Guild monopoly on behalf of the Imperium. Carries smaller spaceships, including Starship Lighters.
  • Frigate - Largest type of space warship still capable of landing on the surface of a planet and taking off.
  • Troop carrier - A type of space warship or large transport spaceship used for transporting troops and personnel on and off world, in large numbers.
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