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are small pods that, as the name suggests, is used for mining.
- They were used initially to help mine for Celestial tissue on Knowhere.
- Star-Lord, Gamora and Rocket Raccoon used them to battle Ronan the Accuser and his allies.
- According to Quill, they are indestructible against others.
- They have no weaponry on them.
- They are also not meant for flying outside of Knowhere and into space.
- They can only hold one person, as Rocket told Groot he couldn't come with them. Later, Rocket told Peter they had no choice but to leave Gamora as they wouldn't be able to fit her in with Peter.