The Mobile Analytic Laboratory Probe, or M.A.L.P., is a reconnaissance probe employed by Allied Joint Colonization Organization to determine the conditions on the other side of an active wormhole before sending a team through, in order to make sure it's safe. This function was originally held by the F.R.E.D., but the M.A.L.P. was designed with far superior scanning and analytical equipment, allowing it to take a much more thorough reading of a planet. The M.A.L.P. is a remote-controlled drone with a variety of instruments to determine the safety of travel through. It can monitor atmospheric conditions to make sure humans can survive on the other side. It can also transmit audio and video to make sure the area is clear of any potential hostiles, as well as confirming the presence of a functioning Dial Home Device so the team can return.