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Comissioned: 2376

San Francisco Fleet yards

USS Dreadnought NCC-69421 large.gif (6796 bytes)

Sustainable cruise velocity of Warp Factor 9. Ability to maintain speeds of up to Warp 9.98 for periods of up to twelve hours.

. Bioneural gelpacks transfering data at 8600 kiloquads per second.

Warp driver coils efficiency to meet or exceed 94% at speeds up to Warp 8.0. Minimum efficiency of 76% to be maintained through Warp 9.

Secondary (impulse) propulsion system to provide sublight velocities up to and including 0.96 lightspeed (c). Engine systems of choice to include but are not limited to at least two YPS 9000 fusion drive motors.

Ability to operate independent of starbase refurbishment for extended periods. Independent exploration mode capability of eight Standard years at nominal Warp 9 velocity for docked configuration. Ability to execute deep-space exploration missions including charting and mapping, first cultural contact scenarios, and full biologic and ecologic studies.

Space allocation for mission-specific facilities: Habitable area to include 600,000 m2 for mission-adaptable facilities including living quarters for mission-specific attached personnel.

Ability to support a wide range of mission-related ongoing research and other projects (including sufficient habitable volume and power generation for facilities and operations) without impact on primary mission operations.

Full spectrum EM, optical, subspace flux, gravimetric, particle, and quark population analysis sensor capability. Multimode neutrino interferometry instrumentation. Wideband life sciences analysis capability pursuant to Starfleet life contact policy directive. Three-meter diameter gamma ray telescope. Upgradable experiment and sensor array design. Ability to support both on-board and probe-mounted science instrumentation .

Support facilities for auxiliary spacecraft and instrumental probes needed for short-range operations to include at least two independent launch, re-supply, and repair bays.

Environment / Crew

Current Crew Complement: 764

Environmental systems to conform to Starfleet Regulatory Agency (SFRA)-standard 102.19 for Class M compatible oxygen-breathing personnel. All life-critical systems to be triply redundant. Life support modules to be replaceable at major starbase layover to permit vehiclewide adaptation to Class H, K, or L environmental conditions.

Ability to support up to 3,000 non-crew personnel for mission-related operations.

Facilities to support Class M environmental range in all individual living quarters, provisions for 8% of quarters to support Class H, K, and L environmental conditions. Additional 2% of living quarters volume to be equipped for Class N and N(2) environmental adaptation.

All habitable volumes to be protected to SFRA-standard 347.3(a) levels for EM and nuclear radiation. Subspace flux differential to be maintained within 0.02 millicochranes.

Tatical

Defensive shielding systems to exceed 7.3 x 118 kW primary energy dissipation rate. All tactical shielding to have full redundancy, with auxiliary system able to provide 88% of primary rating.

Tactical systems to include full array of Type XIII phaser bank elements on primary and secondary Hull capable of 8.3mw maximum single emitter output. Three Quantum torpedo launchers which enable the starship to fire 16 torpedoes at one time.

Spaceframe design life of approximately one hundred years, assuming approximately five major shipwide system swapouts and upgrades at average intervals of twenty years. Such upgrades help insure the continuing usefulness of the ship even though significant advances in technology are anticipated during that time. Minor refurbishment and upgrade to occur at approximately one to five year intervals, depending on specific mission requirements and hardware availability.

Sensors

The Dreadnought class features one of the most sophisticated and flexible sensor packages ever developed. These sensors make the U.S.S. Dreadnought one of the most capable scientific research vessels ever built.

There are four primary sensor systems aboard the starship. The first is the long-range sensor array located at the front of the primary Hull. This package of high-power devices is designed to sweep far ahead of the ship's flight path to gather navigational and scientific information.

The second major sensor group is the lateral arrays. These include the forward, port, and starboard arrays on the rim of the Primary Hull, as well as the port, starboard, and aft arrays on the Secondary Hull. Additionally, there are smaller upper and lower sensor arrays located near Decks 3 and 12 on the Primary Hull, providing coverage in the lateral arrays' blind spots.

The final major group is the navigational sensors. These dedicated sensors are tied directly into the ship's Flight Control systems and are used to determine the ship's location and velocity. They are located on the forward, upper port, upper starboard, aft, and upper and lower arrays.

Phvsical Arrangement

The hulls, remarkably birdlike in their strong, hollow construction, are reinforced against flight stresses by active energy fields that tighten and flex where required to compensate for natural and artificial internal and external forces. Structures integrated into the hulls allow for a variety of necessary functions.

The Bridge consolidates command positions for the rest of the starship, windows give crew members needed vistas while in space, phaser arrays and photon torpedo launchers provide defence against hostile forces, and subspace radio arrays communicate with other worlds and other ships.

Lifeboats allow for escape in dire emergencies, transporter emitters afford reliable movement of crew and gear nearly instantaneously, navigational sensors and deflectors give the starship distant vision and a method for clearing obstacles, and powerful warp engines propel the ship at speeds only dreamt of when most spacefaring races begin their climb to the stars.

The 18 decks are internally divided around major load-bearing structures. A great many systems, especially the pressurised habitation sections, are suspended within the open spaces, essentially "floating" on flexible ligaments to minimise mechanical, thermal, and conductive radiation shocks. As the U.S.S. Dreadnought left the San Francisco fleet yard, approximately 12% of the internal volume was not yet filled with room modules and remained as empty spaceframe for future expansion and mission-specific applications.

The interior spaces validate the concept of the interstellar organism, with the level of complexity rising dramatically once inside the hull. The starship possesses structures skin to a central nervous system and circulatory apparatus, food storage areas, a heart, locomotor mechanisms, waste removal paths, and numerous other systems. Many of these are self-maintaining, with crew intervention required only occasionally to monitor their operation. Other hardware requires high levels of crew service and control.

In a sense, the crew act as caretaker cells watching over the health of the total vessel to achieve a homeostatic balance. During crisis situations, the total system responds as would an organism, working to produce higher levels of energy and to deal with adverse conditions at a faster pace.

The living areas of the starship have been designed for maximum comfort and safety while the crew is conducting a mission. Long-term studies of humanoid cultures have confirmed that as each race embarked upon permanent occupation of space, large personal living spaces had to be established, especially on early sublight expeditions. The starship allows for some 100 square meters of living space per person, in addition to community space and the areas allocated to purely working functions.

Crew Members

Captain:                                Captain Mark Little

2nd in command:               Commander Rhianon Irving

Consultant:                          Lt. Commander Clare Komoras

Security Officer:                  Commander Tsoa Raysa

Engineering Officer:          Commander Gene Stermbach

Medical Officer:                   Dr. Rica Yeamon

Others:                                  Ensign Neil Samsung

                                                Lt. Commander Richard DePaul

                                                Lt. Commander Pevar Saycon