Antares Class

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Antares-class
Class Information
Role:

Freighter

Status:

Active

Date Entered Service:

2328

Basic Stats
Decks:

16

Cruising Speed:

Warp 5

Total Complement:

12

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:

2

Torpedo Launchers:

None

Shields:

Graviton Shielding Systems

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Class Information

Antares class aft view

The Antares class freighters are civilian cargo vessels that are currently in operation. These ships are ruggedly and economically designed which has led to ships of this class being observed in operation not only within Federation space but beyond with several non-federation world operating cargo services with one or more Antares class ship in the fleet. These ships are also used by private individuals working as freelance cargo haulers.

Ships of the Antares class all have the same angular, box like appearance on the outside but many of the interior spaces, such as the bridge can vary greatly depending on the needs of the vessel's owner. One of the more notable design features of ships of this class is its lack of warp nacelles. The warp coils that would normally be housed within the nacelles are housed within the upper section of the ships hull with a set of coils located on the port and starboard section of deck one. This arrangement allow for a smaller warp field adding to the ships efficiency.

The Antares class is equipped with landing gear allowing these ships to land and take off from a planets surface. Meaning that planets that do not have any form of orbital cargo facility can still be served by ships of the Antares class. It should be noted that to maximize the cargo capacity of the Antares class these ships are not equipped with shuttles or shuttle bay.

The first ship of this class was commissioned in 2328 at the Luna ship yards after a successful test flight. Since then these ships have proven to be dependable ships that are easy to operate resulting in ships of this class being in operation for the last sixty years with the expectation of seeing ships of this class to continue to operate for at least another sixty years.


Specifications
Basic Information
  • Role: Freighter
  • Dimensions: 270 meters (L) x 90 meters (W) x 67 meters (H)
  • Decks: 16
  • Expected Duration: 70 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 1 year
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years
Crew Complement
  • Total Crew: 12
    • 2 Officers
    • 10 Enlisted


  • Emergency Capacity: 10
Propulsion
  • Thrusters: RCS Thruster Packs
  • Sublight Speed: 1\4 the speed of light
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 5
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 6
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 7 (for 8 hours)
  • Slipstream Capable?: No
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS

  • 1 Dorsally mounted type VII phaser bank
  • 1 Ventrally mounted type VII phaser bank

TORPEDO LAUNCHERS None

Defensive Systems
  • Shields: Graviton shielding systems
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:

Isolinear computer systems

  • Transporters:
  • 1 four-person transporter
  • 2 cargo transporters
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 Kilometers
  • Sensor Range: 10 light years
  • Communications Range: 10 light years
Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: None

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: None


Other Notes

CREW AMENITIES:

  • Mess hall
  • Recreation room

STARSHIP FEATURES:

  • The Antares Class Cargo vessels are civilian ships used throughout Federations space. While the exterior appearance of these ships appears the same the interior could look different from ship to ship. Depending on the needs of the owners of each ship.
  • Ships of the Antares class are capable of making planetary landings.



Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Antimatter pods
  • Antimatter pod ejection system
  • Warp Core ejection system
  • Warp coils (port and starboard)
Deck 2
  • Engineering bay
  • Parts storage
  • Subspace comm systems
Deck 3
  • Deuterium storage tanks (upper level)
  • Computer core (upper level)
Deck 4
  • Deuterium storage tanks (lower level)
  • Computer core (mid-level)
Deck 5
  • Bridge
  • Captains Ready Room
  • Captain’s Quarters
  • Officer Quarters
  • Computer Core (lower level)
Deck 6
  • Mess Hall
  • Recreation Room
  • Guest/Passenger quarters
Deck 7
  • Sickbay
  • Personnel Transporter (4)
  • Guest/Passenger quarters
  • Docking ports 1 (port) and 2 (starboard)
  • Weapons lockers
Deck 8
  • Crew Quarters
  • Transporter machinery room
Deck 9
  • Crew Quarters
  • Life support systems
Deck 10
  • Cargo bays 1 through 8 upper level
Deck 11
  • Cargo transporter room 1
  • Cargo bays 1 through 8 lower level
Deck 12
  • Impulse engine bay (upper level)
  • Cargo transporter machinery room 1
  • Cargo bays 9 through 13 upper level
Deck 13
  • Impulse engine bay (mid-level)
  • Impulse reactor maintenance bay
  • Cargo bays 9 through 13 lower level
Deck 14
  • Impulse engine bay (lower level)
  • Cargo transporter room 2
  • Cargo bays 14 through 18 upper level
Deck 15
  • Cargo transporter machinery room 2
  • Landing gear bays 1 through 4 (upper level)
  • Cargo bays 14 through 18 lower level
Deck 16
  • Ventral phaser bank monitoring and maintenance bay
  • Landing gear bays 1 through 4 (lower level)
  • Planetary landing access ramp
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