The Helm (or Conn) is a console with controls equipped to handle the flight operations of a starship or shuttle. These controls allow the Helm Officer to interact with computer systems that regulate the engines of a vessel during all manners of maneuvers, including those performed at landing or docking. Sensors and communication controls can also be accessed from the helm console.
The helm console is usually located at the front of the bridge on a starship and at times stands alone. On a shuttle or small craft, however, it is incorporated into the forward section directly in front of the view screen, together with other controls.