USS Galileo :: Tour

USS Galileo


USS Galileo NCC-80010    [ View Specifications » ]
Bridge   Located on Deck 1, the bridge serves as the ship's primary command and control center. All ship functions can be accessed through the various consoles and terminals, and there are stations for all major departments. The specific bridge of Nova Class starships incorporates additional science stations for improved mission capability.
Dedication Plaque   Issued by Starfleet Command during the ship's commissioning, the dedication plaque is Galileo's commemorative plate which is displayed on the bridge, mounted on the wall next to the captain's ready room.
Conference Room   The conference room is a dedicated area on Nova Class starships located near the ship's main bridge. It is a place where senior staff and/or civilian personnel can conduct meetings and various briefings. Though not nearly as impressive as the larger observation lounge found on Deck 7, the ship's conference room is cozy and comfortable nonetheless.
Captain's Ready Room   The captain's ready room is a personal office and lounge reserved for the Commanding Officer and is accessed from the bridge.
Executive Officer's Office   Located on Deck 2, this room is a personal office reserved for the ship's Executive Officer. Though not possessing the same amenities as the captain's ready room, the area is spacious and well-equipped, allowing the XO substantial privacy and access to many ship systems and databases.
Observation Lounge   The observation lounge is similar to the Galileo's conference room except much larger and more capable. Not only can the observation lounge be used to hold briefings, but it is also used for large crew functions and special events. When not in use, it doubles as a recreational area where the crew go to unwind and relax.
Mess Hall   The mess hall is a place on the ship where crew can relax and enjoy a meal or a quick snack in a social setting. It is also the place where officials, such as ambassadors of other worlds, are entertained. Gatherings are also held here.
Transporter Rooms   The transporter rooms are an area of the ship which are specially outfitted to transport lifeforms and small, inanimate objects. Not to be confused with a cargo bay transporter, which is specifically designed for multiple large objects.
Holodecks   Galileo has two holodecks located next to each other on Deck 5. Both are the same size and configuration, and can be configured and operated independently of one another to serve a variety of functions. The crew primarily use them for R&R, research and science simulations, and training.
Security Office & Brig   Combining both facilities into a single one due to lack of space, the ship's security office is located in the same room as the brig. From here, Security personnel can conduct surveillance and investigations, and deal with any additional police matters.
Phaser Arrays   The ship's phaser arrays give the vessel substantial defensive capabilities. Though small in size, Nova Class starships are heavily armed when compared to similar frigates in their class. The phaser arrays are strips of sequentially arranged phaser emitters, and can be accessed on Decks 4, 5, and 8.
Torpedo Launching System   The ship's torpedo ordinance is regulated and deployed through this main system, a combination of several different sub-systems and compartments. Each launcher, two forward-firing and one aft, have separate launching systems yet feed from the same magazine. Each sub-system can be accessed by the crew despite the fully automated process.
Operations Office   Located on Deck 6, this office is a personal area for the Chief Operations Officer to conduct administrative duties away from the bridge. Similar to other Department Heads' offices, the room includes several amenities such as a replicator and a large window which looks out into space.
Main Shuttlebay   Galileo's main shuttlebay is located all the way aft on Deck 4 and houses one of the ship's shuttles (a Type 9 named Virginia) as well as the ship's only runabout (USS Marina). The Waverider atmospheric shuttle is not housed or maintenanced in the shuttlebay, and is instead docked internally at the bottom of the ship's saucer section in a special docking port, similar to a captain's yacht.
Auxiliary Shuttlebay   Located on Deck 3 above and in front of the main shuttlebay, Galileo's auxiliary shuttlebay is a converted cargo bay which is capable of housing up to four small craft. It is currently the home to a Brunel class workpod (Celeste) as well as the ship's larger and versatile Polaris Class transport (Pisa). The auxiliary shuttlebay's space doors are located on the room's ceiling, and all support craft are launched and recovered vertically.
Counselor's Office   The counselor's office is the workplace of the ship's counselor. It currently features subdued green and purple colors which are aesthetically pleasing and mentally soothing. It is equipped with several small tables and chairs, a large desk, and the obligatory psychologist's couch.
Sickbay   Sickbay is the main medical center aboard the ship. It is presided over by the Chief Medical Officer and supported by various doctors and nurses. The area is also used for certain analyses of new lifeforms Galileo might encounter, and for developing treatments for unknown diseases or illnesses.
Chief Medical Officer's Office   Located on Deck 3 inside of sickbay, this room is a personal office reserved for the ship's Chief Medical Officer. The room is well-equipped with several amenities and allows the CMO complete patient privacy as well as access to all medical records and databases.
Chief Science Officer's Office   This room is located on Deck 4 and is a personal office reserved for the ship's Chief Science Officer. The room is well-equipped with several large LCARS displays which allow the CSO to supervise ship-wide research and development, as well as providing access to all scientific records and databases.
Chief Research Officer's Office   This room is designated for the Chief Research Officer. Similar to the Chief Science Officer's office, this area serves as a private administrative area in which the CRO can work and coordinate efforts with the rest of the science and/or medical personnel.
Botany Lab   A specialized lab designed to study various forms of plant life, the Botany Lab is the ship's primary herbal research center. Life science personnel who are trained in botany often work here and study various forms of both native and alien plant species.
Geology Lab   The Geology Lab serves as the ship's primary geological research laboratory. Located on Deck 4 in close proximity to other types of laboratories, the geology lab's primary purpose is to study, compare, and analyze different types of solid silicates found on a variety of different planet types.
Multi-Purpose Labs   Galileo has multiple multifunction laboratories which can be used for a variety of engineering, science, research, and experimentation purposes. These labs are scattered across several decks and are the primary reason for the ship's existence.
Astrometrics Lab   Also know as stellar cartography, and though similar to the other scientific laboratories aboard the ship, the astrometrics lab has greater command and control capability. From here, crew are able to integrate long-range sensors and communications in addition to performing standard research and observation.
Arboretum   The arboretum is the ship's large botanic garden. Considered a recreational area where crew members can relax in a natural setting, it also serves as an area of scientific research and study.
Main Cargo Bay   The primary equipment and supply storage area aboard Galileo, the main cargo bay is located on Deck 3 and houses all of the ship's extra supplies and equipment necessary for an extended deployment into space.
Auxiliary Cargo Bays   Galileo has two secondary cargo bays, both the same size and configuration located towards the aft of Deck 3 behind the main cargo bay. They serve as the backup storage facilities for the starship, and as medical triage centers during emergencies.
Main Engineering   Deep in the bowels of the ship is main engineering, the vessel's power core and secondary command and control center. Operated by the Chief Engineering Officer and their team of engineers, it is the most vital and protected area on the ship, surrounded by multiple layers of internal and external hull plating.
Chief Engineering Officer's Office   Located in main engineering, this office serves as a semi-private room for the Chief Engineering Officer. From here, the CEO can monitor status reports and repairs from the comfort of his/her own desk, as well as access the ship's various systems.
Senior Officer/VIP Quarters   The fifteen senior officer/VIP quarters aboard the ship are located on Decks 1 (3), 2 (10) and 3 (2). They are the most lavish and spacious living areas aboard Galileo and are normally reserved for the command staff, department heads, and VIPs.
Junior Officer Quarters   The eight junior officer quarters -- designated for non-department head officers -- are located on Deck 3 (2) and Deck 4 (6). These quarters are double-occupancy and, while more spacious and well-equipped than enlisted quarters, lack the floor space and furniture of senior officer quarters.
Enlisted Quarters   The rest of the 70+ enlisted and civilian personnel aboard Galileo live in standard crew quarters. Because of the small size of the ship, these quarters typically house two crewmen at a time. The rooms are small and sometimes set up in a bunk-bed configuration, however the beds may be separated if desired at the cost of floor space.
Corridors   Corridors are the main means of transportation between different sections of the ship. They connect all areas of the vessel together using turbolifts as a means to travel between decks. Small and narrow, these paths wind around in semi-circles through the ship's saucer section and in an oval shape through the secondary hull.
Turbolifts   The turbolift network allows crew to travel throughout different areas of the ship without the need to climb through Jeffries tubes and emergency hatches. Turbolifts allow vertical transportation between decks, as well as lateral transportation between different areas of each deck.
Docking Ports   Galileo has three primary docking ports located on the ship's spine which allow it to connect exteriorally with other ships, support craft, and stations. The docking hatches are conveniently located on geometric areas of the hull which would not normally conflict with umbilical supports, larger craft, and smaller shuttles.
Jefferies Tubes   Jefferies tubes are small and narrow maintenance conduits which run through the entirety of Galileo from bow to stern. They can be found on all of the ship's decks and provide access to many different areas of the ship's systems. Commonly referred to as 'access tubes', they can serve as a means of escape or transportation during emergencies.
Escape Pods   In the event of an emergency, Galileo is able to jettison escape pods. Each pod is capable of holding up to five crew and is equipped with thruster control and emergency beacons.