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A Goa'uld cargo ship. Also known as a "scout ship," the mid-sized vessels typically carry four escape pods, a set of transport rings, and are unarmed. Some models are equipped with a stealth device, allowing the ship to become invisible. The Tel'tak also has the ability to self-destruct.

The ship is divided into two major sections -- the flight deck, onto which the main entrance opens, and the cargo area. They are separated by a bulkhead, which is removable to allow for more space during flight.

The vessel is also equipped with a bathroom.


USED BY - Goa'uld
FIRST APPEARED - Deadman Switch


Deadman Switch - SG-1 is captured by a bounty hunter, who possesses a Tel'tak capable of cloaking.
Jolinar's Memories - SG-1 and the Tok'ra take a Tel'tak to locate Jacob/Selmak on Sokar's prison moon, Ne'tu.
The Devil You Know - Teal'c uses the cargo ship to intercept the fleeing SG-1 and Tok'ra from Ne'tu before the moon is destroyed, taking Sokar with it.
Tangent - Jacob, Sam and Daniel race in a cargo ship to save Jack and Teal'c, who are trapped in a powerless death glider heading into deep space.
The Serpent's Venom - SG-1 and Jacob/Selmak use a cargo ship to reach the Tobin system and reprogram one of their ancient mines in an attempt to start a war between Heru'ur and Apophis.
Enemies - SG-1 and Jacob Carter escape a Replicator-infested mothership on a Tel'tak, moments before the vessel crashes into the atmosphere of the planet Delmak.
Last Stand - Dr. Jackson uses an escape pod from Yu's cargo ship to escape Osiris and Yu, as they fight to the death. Jacob and Daniel are pursued by Zipacna's death gliders and crash their Tel'tak on Revanna.
Fail Safe - SG-1 and a team of engineers recover the downed cargo ship on Revanna to stop an asteroid from hurtling into Earth.
Evolution, Part 1 - A Tel'tak rings aboard a super-soldier and confines it in the cargo area for transport to Earth.
Evolution, Part 2 - A Tel'tak is used to transport two members of SG-1, Sam, Teal'c and Bra'tac to the Tartarus system, where they join Jacob Carter in infiltrating Anubis's base.
Lost City, Part 2 - SG-1 and Bra'tac acquire Ronan's Tel'tak to fly to Proclarush and acquire Ancient technology. Under the influence of Ancient knowledge, O'Neill modifies the ship's ring transporter to drill deep into the ice of Antarctica.
New Order, Part 1 - Teal'c and Sam take the modified cargo ship to the Asgard galaxy seeking help for Jack, and are beamed away as their ship is caught up in a black hole.
Company of Thieves - Vala helps the team acquire a Tel'tak (in very poor condition) to catch up with the Odyssey and try to rescue the crew.
Subversion - The Lucian Alliance slips past Earth's sensors with a cargo ship, abducting Dr. Rush in Colonel Telford's body.