The LL-502 Recon Flyer is used to perform both scouting and patrolling missions. After a more generally-used LL-918 One Man Space Ship confirms the location of a moon, a Recon Flyer is dispatched to explore it. Recon Flyers are also used to monitor planets and moons for things such as volcanic activity. Nicknamed the "Firefly" for its small size, good speed, and agility, the Firefly can maneuver around most canyons and asteroid fields, so anti-asteroid blasters we not built onto the Fireflies. The cockpit, while small, is not uncomfortable. Most LL-502s are stationed at large outposts, or small bases. Only about 20 Recon Flyers are ever in service because they are kept on the outside of explored space.