The MOLE is a medium mining spacecraft developed by Argo Astronautics. Its name is an acronym of the ship's primary function as a multi-operator laser extractor. Designed to support a crew of up to four, the MOLE can be used for longer-term mining missions in remote areas of space. It is equipped with twenty-four mineral pods that can be detached and delivered to cargo vessels or shipping centers when full, and has three mining stations that can be operated independently of one another. In 2949, the MOLE debuted at the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo (IAE) and was featured on an episode of Whitley's Guide.