Vesta Class

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Vesta Class
Class Information
Role: Multi-Mission Explorer
Status:

Active

Date Entered Service:

2388

Basic Stats
Decks:

19

Cruising Speed:

Warp 8

Total Compliment:

750

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:
Torpedo Launchers:

3x Torpedo Launchers

Shields:

Regenerative Shielding System

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Class Description

USS Vesta in orbit of Delta Vaga

With the Federation sending its capital ships and multi-mission explorers further and further into unknown space, A gap began to be noticed in available vessels to fill those roles reasonably well.

Tasking the Advanced Starship Design Bureau with filling this role was no small feat. The proposed design needed to be as effective on station as a Galaxy class, as heavily scientific as an Intrepid class, and as capable of defending herself and others as a Sovereign class. The class would need to be easily refit, retrofittable, and be able to implement new technologies with ease.

Several proposals were introduced, ranging from utterly massive ships to smaller, shorter ranged designs.

The Admiralty settled ultimately on the design that would become the Vesta class. The propulsion systems were borrowed heavily from other existing classes such as the Century, Atlantia, and Ascension classes. Speeds would be demonstrably reliable, but the Vesta couldn't be considered a rapid response ship.

Armaments were designed off of the Diligent and Akira class archetype. She would boast several interlocking fields of phaser fire, a respectable torpedo compliment, and (unlike other cruisers her size), a forward facing rapid-fire phaser cannon.

Scientifically, she would boast some of the best astrometrics and life sciences labs available in the fleet, as well as a massively updated sickbay, with the newest version of the EMH.

The entire ship would be holo-mapped, meaning that holo-emitters cover 100% of the interior spaces. This allows for the ability of EMH programs to respond quickly to any location, and easy customization of any interior space. While not a new technology (many Luna and Prometheus class vessels boast the same), its efficacy could not be denied.

This means that much like the Luna class, she would be able to reasonably accommodate any species of crew or VIP, regardless of dietary and environmental need, simply by virtue of the fact that said VIP or Crewmember could alter the space to their necessity or liking.

Overall, the Vesta class was considered a smashing success. After her shakedown cruise and class testing in early 2386, seven of the ships were ordered for the first run, the first of them coming off the line in early 2388.

Ship Specifications

Specifications
Basic Information
  • Role: Multi-Mission Explorer
  • Dimensions: 672 meters (L) x 192 meters (W) x 87 meters (due to Warp Nacelles (H)
  • Decks: 19
  • Expected Duration: 100 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 5 years
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 10 years
Crew Compliment
  • Total Crew: 750
    • 115 Officers
    • 465 Enlisted
    • 145 Marines
  • Number of Civilians: 40
  • Emergency Capacity: 1500
Propulsion
  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.25c
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 8
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 9
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 9.985 (for 12 hours)
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS

TORPEDO LAUNCHERS

  • (2) Forward Torpedo Launchers
  • (1) Aft Torpedo Launcher

PAYLOAD

Defensive Systems
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:

Isolinear/bio-neural computer systems

  • Transporters:
  • 4 Six-person Transporters
  • 2 Cargo Transporters
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 Kilometers
  • Sensor Range: 15 light years
  • Communications Range: 15 light years
Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: 1

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: 10
  • Runabouts: 2
Other Notes

CREW AMENITIES:

  • Holoprojectors installed throughout the ship

STARSHIP FEATURES:


Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • VIP Quarters
  • Upper communications array
Deck 2
  • Bridge
  • Captain’s ready room
  • Main Briefing room
  • XO’s Office
Deck 3
  • Chief Operations Officer’s office
  • Senior officers quarters
Deck 4
  • Shuttle bay upper level
  • Shuttle bay control room
  • Phaser array 3 upper level
  • Phaser arrays 7 (port pylon array) and 8 (starboard pylon array) level 4
  • Officers quarters
  • Officers lounge
  • Officers mess
Deck 5
  • Shuttle bay mid-level
  • Shuttle bay observation gallery
  • Computer cores 1(port) and 2 (starboard)level 1
  • Transporter rooms 1 and 2
  • Dorsal phaser arrays 1(port) and 2 (starboard)
  • Phase array 3 lower level
  • Phaser arrays 7 (port pylon array) and 8 (starboard pylon array) level 3
  • Holodecks 1 through 3
  • Officers quarters
Deck 6
  • Shuttle bay main level
  • Computer cores 1(port) and 2 (starboard)level 2
  • Transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
  • Phaser arrays 7 (port pylon array) and 8 (starboard pylon array) level 2
  • Holodecks 4 through 6
  • Senior enlisted quarters
Deck 7
  • Primary impulse engines 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) level 3
  • Shuttle storage and maintenance
  • Computer cores 1(port) and 2 (starboard) level 3
  • Phaser arrays 7 (port pylon array) and 8 (starboard pylon array) level 1
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 8
  • Primary impulse engines 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) level 2
  • Secondary impulse engines 3 (port) and 4 (starboard) level 1
  • Computer core 1 and 2 level 4
  • Deuterium storage high bay
  • Lateral sensor arrays
  • Chief Medical Officer’s Office
  • Medical labs
  • Aft observation lounge
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 9
  • Primary impulse engines 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) level 3
  • Secondary impulse engines 3 (port) and 4 (starboard) level 2
  • Computer core 1 and 2 level 5
  • Transporter rooms 3 and 4
  • Deuterium storage main level
  • Aft tractor beam emitter
  • Phaser arrays 4 and 5
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 10
  • Transporter machinery rooms 3 and 4
  • Main engineering upper level
  • Forward observation lounge
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 11
  • Forward torpedo launchers 1(port) and 2 (starboard)
  • Torpedo storage
  • Main engineering lower level
  • Chief engineer’s office
  • Engineering support labs
Deck 12
  • Ventral sensor dome
  • Chief science officer’s office
  • Science labs
  • Pulse phaser cannons 1 (port) and 2 (starboard)
Deck 13
  • Chief Security/Tactical Officer’s office
  • Brig
  • Armory
  • Security briefing room
  • Phaser practice ranges 1 through 4
  • Enlisted quarters
  • Guest quarters
Deck 14
  • Holodecks 7 through 9
  • Recreation deck
  • Guest quarters
Deck 15
  • Aft torpedo launcher 1
  • Torpedo storage
  • Cargo bays 1 through 5
Deck 16
  • Deflector dish level 1
  • Cargo transporter rooms 1 and 2
  • Cargo bays 6 through 10, Phaser array 6 level 3
Deck 17
  • Deflector dish level 2
  • Deflector beam generator
  • Deflector monitoring room
  • Cargo transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
  • Phaser array 6 level 2
Deck 18
  • Deflector dish level 3
  • Antimatter generators
  • Antimatter storage pods
  • lower communications array
  • Phaser array 6 level 1
Deck 19
  • Warp core ejection hatch
  • Antimatter pod ejection hatch
  • Ventrally mounted tractor beam



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