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Class Design Brief
The Aquarius Class is a single hull design similar to ships such as the Defiant Class. These ships were originally designed as an auxiliary craft for the Odyssey Class but their use has expanded to being used as support craft for Starbases and as patrol ships monitoring the Federation borders and other such remote areas.
The ships of the Aquarius Class are equipped with Variable Geometry Warp Pylons. When docking with a Odyssey Class ship the pylons pull the warp nacelles into the docked position next to the hull of the ship. This allows the Aquarius class ship to fit within the docking cradle built int to the secondary hull of a Odyssey Class ship.
The ships are equipped with four Type XII Phaser arrays and fourPulse Phaser Cannons. There are two phaser arrays built into the ventral surface of the outer hull and the other two are built into the dorsal surface of the outer hull. Two of the phaser cannons and one torpedo launcher are mounted to cover the forward firing arch while the other two cannons and the remaining torpedo launcher cover the aft firing arch.
While the Aquarius is not primarily a ship of exploration and research they are equipped with extensive sensor systems and two science labs. The Aquarius class is designed to make controlled planetary landing and then returning to orbit. To assist in this the Aquarius Class is equipped with landing gear
Class Service History
The Aquarius class design was submitted to the A.S.D.B. in 2378 as the auxiliary craft for the Odyssey Class. Construction of the USS Aquarius was started in 2379 and completed 2384. That same year the Aquarius docked with the the Odyssey for the first time. The process worked as designed but the air locks between the two ships did not align but after the docking latches were modified the air locks would align properly allowing personnel and materials to pass between the two ships. The Aquarius was launched for a full shake down cruise in 2385 to test the ship's systems while operating as an independent ship. In 2386 docked once more with the Odyssey for a second shake down cruise with the Odyssey and in 2387 the Aquarius is officially commissioned.
As this is a newer ship class their numbers are still low but are climbing. The Aquarius class is starting to take over as a patrol ship allowing larger more capable ships undertake missions of exploration and discovery. These ships have also been found assigned to Starbases across the Federation.
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|Official Federation Starship Specifications|
|Starship Classes 24th Century||Akira • Ambassador • Antares • Ares • Argonaut • Ascension • Atlantia • Aquarius • Cardiff • Cerberus • Centaur • Century • Challenger • Cheyenne • Concorde • Defiant • Diligent • Dumont • Elysion • Excalibur • Freedom • Galaxy • Galaxy Refit • Insignia • Intrepid • Kelvin • Luna • New Orleans • Nebula • Norway • Nova • Odyssey • Olympic • Onimaru • Pathfinder • Prometheus • Raven • Reliant • Rhode Island • Ronin • Saber • Sovereign • Springfield • Steamrunner • Titan • Vesta • Wallace• Wildcat|
|Starship Classes 23rd Century||Akula • Cardenas • Constellation • Constitution • Constitution (Refit) • Crossfield • Engle • Excelsior • Excelsior (Refit) • Hoover • Magee • Malachowski • Miranda • Nimitz • Oberth • Ohio • Shelley • Shepard • Soyuz • Sydney • Walker|
|Starship Classes 22nd Century||Columbia • Daedalus • Franklin • NX • NX Intrepid • Yorktown|
|Federation Shuttle Craft|
|24th Century||Type 5 shuttle • Type 6 shuttle • Type 7 shuttle • Type 8 shuttle • Type 9 shuttle • Type 10 pod • Type 11 shuttle • Type 15 pod • Type 16 pod • Type 18 pod • Work Bee|
|23rd Century||Class F • Travel Pod • Type 2 • Type 3 • Work Pod|
|22nd Century||Inspection Pod • Shuttlepod|