USS Galileo :: Specifications

USS Galileo


Name Description
USS Galileo NCC-80010 USS Galileo is a Nova-class vessel, a type of Federation science and scout starship in service in the 24th century, first entering service in 2367 and currently still in production. The class is designed for short-range and limited duration research missions such as planetary or system surveys. Nova-class vessels are also tasked with doing the extensive and in-depth research and analysis on a chosen region after a larger explorer type ship has made the initial analysis.
ISS Galileo NCC-80010 The Nova-class of the Mirror Universe was born of the need for warships – pure, unadulterated battlecruisers that could engage enemy forces even when vastly outnumbered, and still come out on top. With access to the Federation database from the Primary Universe, Terran Empire engineers came across the design schematics for the Nova-class exploration frigate and the design history associated with that frame. Further back in the development lifecycle, the Nova-class was the first iteration of what would eventually become the Defiant-class – and the potential for destruction was obvious to the Empire’s finest minds.

Scaling up the design to almost three times its original size and outfitting it with as many weapon arrays as the power core could handle, the final design gave the Empire the new warship it had been waiting for. The first of its class, named for the legendary interrogator and investigator Galileo Galilei from Earth’s past, has been selected by General Jonathan Holliday to serve as his official flagship for ongoing efforts against the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. The ship is still new, Galileo being the first vessel built following the prototype bearing the Class’ name, and is generally untested.
USS Marina NCC-82127 The Volga Class Runabout represents the Federation's best effort at a compromise between the need to provide smaller Starfleet vessels with long range runabout support and the limited hangar space which is usually available on such ships. Smaller than many contemporary shuttle designs, the Volga is rated as a runabout due to the remarkable range enabled by her highly efficient warp core and the extensive instrumentation and advanced tactical systems adapted from the Delta Flyer project.
Celeste NCC-80010/4 The Brunel Class workbee is a simple pod, which has changed little from previous workbee incarnations. Featuring a large canopy which provides a wide vision range the operator is seated in the canopy which despite being both heated and pressurized is large enough to accommodate a person in a spacesuit, just in case anything goes wrong with the workbee. As with previous models, a pair of manipulator arms fold into the body of the craft.
Pisa NCC-80010/2 Starfleet Logistics Command has actively pursued the development of the next generation of transport craft. A two year research and development program was initiated and carried out at both the Utopia Planitia and Beta Antares Ship Yards. The end result of this program was what has been named the Cerberus Transport System…two craft of differing size that both utilized the same module system, and also integrated into a starship and ground vehicle transport system as well. The Polaris has the ability to transport 2 Standard Modules, 1 Extended Module, or 1 Vehicle Module. This system allows for a smaller starship to carry less transport craft yet have more functionality available. In addition, there several mini-modules in development as well which could be extremely useful, especially where the Polaris is concerned.
Vincenzo NCC-80010/1 An auxiliary craft designed specifically for Nova Class survey vessels, the Waverider atmospheric shuttlecraft is designed to facilitate close quarters examination and survey of planetary bodies by science personnel aboard the ship. At under 20 meters in length, the vessel is small enough to be carried by the Nova Class but large enough to be useful. Intended to work in atmosphere and capable of reaching speeds of up to Mach 12, the small craft is very fuel efficient at Mach 5 and above, making use of the conventional propulsion with back up impulse and RCS thrusters for maneuvering in space. Unlike ordinary shuttlecraft, the Waverider does not enter the ship's main and auxiliary shuttlebays; instead, it inserts itself into a recessed port in the ventral part of the saucer just forward of the main sensor dome. Access to the Waverider is provided by a hatchway inside the ship and a ladder-equipped hard umbilical. It is not warp capable.
Virginia NCC-80010/3 The Type-9 shuttlecraft (or Class 2 shuttlecraft) is an auxiliary vehicle used by Starfleet, designed for use as an embarked craft from starships and outposts. A standard Stafleet-issue Type 9 shuttlecraft is 9.17 meters in length, has a hull composed of tritanium alloy, and has a maximum speed of warp 5.4. As with other Starfleet shuttles of the era, this vessel is typically outfitted with phasers and other weapon systems of various designs, although concurrent shuttle designs, such as the Type 6 shuttlecraft, were only armed on a mission-specific basis.