Don't get too excited, the shuttle has so many restrictions on it its not even worth owning it.
The shuttle takes up a device slot
It never follows behind you, as it can never keep up.
As soon as you enter combat it disappears.
You cant summon it in sector space.
I just wanted the stupid thing to fly around my ship doing circles and what not, but as it is....just sigh... Disheartening thing is that it is such a disappointment after i sold myself out to get a code from some one. Oh well, better to have it and not want it, then to want it and not have it.