|Resupply Interval:||24-36 Months|
|Refit Interval:||20-25 Years|
|Role:||Deep Space Explorer|
|Cruising Speed:||Warp 8.2|
|Maximum Speed:|| Warp 9.99 (17 Hrs)|
|Emergency Speed:||Warp 9.975 (3 Hrs)|
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Role: Deep space Explorer
Expected Duration: 100 years
Time Before Refit: 25 Years
Time Before Resupply: 2-3 Years
Length: 1200 Meters
Width: 550 Meters
Height: 160 Meters
Standard Compliment: 1,215
Enlisted Officers: 720
MACOs: 175 (Company + Squadron)
Emergency Capacity: 8,000
Quantite Fusion Warp Core
The class is equipped with the same Quantite Fusion Warp Core that was first installed on the refit Excalibur-class, another large explorer type ship.
Like on the Excalibur-class, the four cores put out a significant warp signature which is difficult if not impossible to mask.
This issue is mitigated somewhat by new warp coil designs and a modified warp field geometry.
Due to the four core configuration, engineers can re-distribute power from any core at any time and even leave two cores in a hot standby mode for quick activation.
Under normal conditions the ship can operate on a single core at full capacity but would be limited to low warp speeds even with non-essential systems disabled.
The Discovery class is equipped with a new model of the Starfleet Quantum Slipstream Generator. This model is designed specifically to propel a ship as large as the Discovery class through a slipstream tunnel.
As a result of the power requirements the drive cannot be used on any standard starship and requires at a minimum all four cores of the warp core to be operating at 50% of capacity; or two cores operating at 100% capacity.
Another limitation of the design which is mostly attributed to the mass of the starship is the recommended limit of 3-5 days straight travel through slipstream. Any longer could risk damage to the drive, or to the ship if the tunnel should collapse.
The Discovery-class has a total of four impulse engines which are each powered by large fusion reactors.
The additional impulse engines over the previous explorer type ship (Excalibur-class) provides the Discovery-class with much improved acceleration.
Phasers: 22 x Type XIIa
Torpedo Launchers: 12
- 8 fore
- 4 aft
Torpedo Compliment: 300 Torpedoe casings
Warheads: 200 Quantum, 35 Graviton Warheads, 20 Tri-Cobalt Devices
Shields Type: Dual Layer Regenerative Shield Matrix
Shields Sustainable Load: 6,800 MW/second
Shields Auxiliary Load: 5,619.2 mW/second
Point Defense Pulse Phasers
Three layer suspension "sandwich"
- [Outer Layer] Type-IV Ablative Armor Matrix
- [Middle Layer] Self-Sealing Tripolymer/Duranium Suspension
- [Inner layer] Tritanium/Cortanium Alloy
- 46 x Type 14 (36 standard, 10 science)
- 20 x Type 19 Cargo shuttles
- 10 x Mk. II Workerbees
- 4 x Runabouts
- 2 x Marine transport
- 30 x AC-304 Phantoms
Original Discovery design & images by madeinjapan1988.