Discovery class

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Discovery Class
Class Information
Resupply Interval: 24-36 Months
Refit Interval: 20-25 Years
Role: Deep Space Explorer
Length: 1,200 Metres
Width: 550 Metres
Height: 160 metres
Decks: 34
Warp Rating
Cruising Speed: Warp 8.2
Maximum Speed: Warp 9.99 (17 Hrs)
Slipstream
Emergency Speed: Warp 9.975 (3 Hrs)
Personnel
Crew Compliment: 1,215
Officers: 320
Enlisted: 720
Marines: 175
Auxiliary Craft
Shuttlebays:

2

Shuttles:

66

Runabouts:

4

Transports:

2

Fighters:

30 (20 active)

Tactical Systems
Phasers:

22

Torpedo Launchers:

12

Torpedo Compliment:

300

Shields:

Dual Layer Regenerative

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Specifications

Class: Discovery
Role: Deep space Explorer
Expected Duration: 100 years
Time Before Refit: 25 Years
Time Before Resupply: 2-3 Years

Dimensions

Length: 1200 Meters
Width: 550 Meters
Height: 160 Meters
Decks: 34

Compliment

Standard Compliment: 1,215
Officers: 320
Enlisted Officers: 720
MACOs: 175 (Company + Squadron)
Emergency Capacity: 8,000

Propulsion

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.

Slipstream Drive

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.

Impulse Drives

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.

Tactical

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

Defensive Systems

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

Hull

Three layer suspension "sandwich"

  • [Outer Layer] Type-IV Ablative Armor Matrix
  • [Middle Layer] Self-Sealing Tripolymer/Duranium Suspension
  • [Inner layer] Tritanium/Cortanium Alloy

Holosystems

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttles:

  • 46 x Type 14 (36 standard, 10 science)
  • 20 x Type 19 Cargo shuttles

Other:

  • 10 x Mk. II Workerbees

Flight Deck:

Sensors

Sickbay

Science Labs

Computer Core

Probe Compliment

Credits

Original Discovery design & images by madeinjapan1988.