- "Long as this old cargo orbitter's clearances don't get checked too closely-- getting in and out shouldn't be a problem."
- ―Rebel Captain
Cargo orbiters were small cargo craft which were not designed with hyperspace abilities. The design required a single pilot to be operated.
Such craft were not uncommon on factory worlds such as Metalorn. The Alliance to Restore the Republic used one such craft—modified with a hyperdrive—to smuggle Leia Organa on and off Metalorn.