The episode The Foot Soldiers are Revolting has Alpha One sending Krang and Shredder adrift from the Volcanic Asteroid inside one of these. Alpha One even plans to throw Bebop and Rocksteady inside another escape pod, but rejects at the end after being offered their help in banishing all organic lifeforms on Earth, and take over the planet.
In the episode, the spacecraft is launched from the Technodrome into outer space through a kind of spacegun. The pod then flies through outer space until it runs low on fuel. The vehicle's power cells are later recharged after it collides with a plasma storm, giving Krang and Shredder enough power to return to the Technodrome.