|“||Cambot, gimme rocket number nine!||”|
|— Joel and Mike in various episodes|
|“||Oh! Ah...Cambot, give me rocket number eleven minus two.||”|
|— Mike in episode 913|
Rocket Number 9 is the all-purpose external rocket-camera that orbits or is deployed around the Satellite of Love. The camera's main purpose is to provide exterior shots of the SOL in order to view approaching alien craft or view anomalies taking place outside the ship. Despite what the name suggests, there is only one such rocket orbiting the SOL, though it does show any place on the outside of the ship on demand, without describing what to look at. The rocket itself is never seen in external shots or from inside the satellite.
Joel named the rocket in reference to Sun Ra's Rocket Number Nine.
|Primary Residents||Joel Robinson • Mike Nelson • Jonah Heston • Tom Servo • Crow T. Robot • Gypsy • Cambot • Magic Voice|
|Minor/Other Residents||Timmy • Mike's Robot • Clayton Forrester and TV's Frank (mirror) • Eddie Nelson (Alternate universe) • Nanites • Winston • M. Waverly • Matt Claude Van Damme • Growler|
|Visitors||Nuveena • Enoch • Demon Dogs • Monad • Phantom of Krankor • Ortega • Gypsy (mirror) • Tom Servo (mirror) • Henry Kissinger • Goosio • Mikey the Mike sprite • Glenn Manning • Earl Torgeson • Finnegan • Lydia • Delivery Man • Brain Guy|
|Terminology||Hexfield Viewscreen • Rocket Number 9 • Umbilicus • Movie sign • Manipulator arms • Deus ex Machina • Hyper-warp escape ships • Airlock • Whirlpool • Jet Screen • The Tube|
|Locations||Bridge • Theater • Theater hallway • Mike's room • Tom's room • Crow's Room • Joel's room • Kitchen|