The Descent Capsule is a space Capsule that first appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.
The Descent Capsule is a lightly armored pod designed to transport mobile suits to Earth via atmospheric entry. The Capsule's hull protects the mobile suits from the increased temperature until the craft has safely entered the atmosphere, upon which, the hull of the craft separates, releasing the mobile suits safely onto Earth. The Descent Capsule is capable of carrying a maximum of four mobile suits and is cheap to produce, allowing for easy mass-production. To complement the craft, ZAFT developed the Descent Capsule Carrier to allow for several Capsules to be carried and used at one time.
In C.E. 74, the Three Ships Alliance had acquired a Descent Capsule through their agents within ZAFT and had transported it to the Factroy, where the FFMH-Y101 Eternal was stationed. During Operation Fury, the Eternal deployed the Descent Capsule to Orb, carrying three ZGMF-XX09T DOM Troopers to reinforce their allies.
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