Discovery-Class Deep Space Explorer

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Discovery-Class Deep Space Explorer

Postby Will_Andrews » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:47 pm

Hello All. First off. Let Me Introduce Myself. I am Josheua Samuelson. I Play Captain Will Andrews on a SIM Currently under process of Review by the FSF team. I would like to introduce my sim's starship. The Discovery-Class Deep Space Explorer.



DECK 1&2:


Basic starship information

Type : Deep SPace Explorer
Length : 968.5
Beam : 426.2
Height : 138.5
Decks : 33
Mass :
Crew : 1,215
Armament : 12 Torpedo Launchers, 22 Phaser Banks, 40 Point Defense Pulse Turrets
Defence Systems : 20 cm Ablative Hull Armor, Deployable Ablative Hull Armor, Dual Layer Regenerative Shielding

Warp Speeds

Normal Cruise : 8.2
Maximum Cruise : 9.5
Maximum Speed : 9.99 (17 Hours)/Slipstream Velocity (78 Hours)
Diplomatic Capability : Full Extended Range Diplomatic Capabilities - Comparable to and exceeding Galaxy-Class
Expected Hull Life : 160 Years

Refit Cycle

Minor : 2 Year Cycle
Standard : 5 Year Cycle
Major : 20 year Cycle



Starfleet continues its mission with a primary duty to the citizens of the Federation. As the number of member species of the federation grows, and accordingly the area of territory under Starfleet jurisdiction, the duties of Starfleet continue to increase along with the required reliability, durability, and flexibility of the ships that serve under the Starfleet banner.
At the time of this documents publishing, Starfleet’s duties included numerous tasks throughout the Federation. These ranged from domestic policing and boarder patrol, to scientific missions and military operations, to deep space exploration and diplomatic duties. Where Starfleet has continued the shift to small size, single purpose ships, many in Starfleet use the examples of the very successful Galaxy-Class and Sovereign-Class as examples of the continuing need for a number of large, multi-mission capable ships serving in the inner, outer, and furthest reaches of Federation territory.

The Discovery-Class starship the most advanced multi-mssion platform ever fielded by Starfleet and fufills a number of specific mission guidelines set forth by Starfleet Command under the original charter for the Discovery-Class Project.

Pursuant to the Starfleet Exploration Directive 902.3, the following objectives were originally established on June 3rd, 2378 for the Discovery-Class Starship Development Project:

- Provide a mobile platform for long range scientific, cultural, and political research projects
- Replace the aging Galaxy-Class and Nova-Class starships as primary instruments of Starfleet’s Exploration and Diplomatic Programs
- Provide self-sufficient and fully autonomous capability for the execution of Federation policy in outlying areas of the federation and beyond the Federation boarder.
- Incorporate recent advancements in propulsion, tactical, scientific and computer technology
- To fulfill this duty, the following design goals were set for the class:


- Sustainable cruise velocity of Warp Factor 9.5. Ability to maintain speeds of up to warp 9.9 for periods of up to twelve hours.
- Fifth-phase dilitium controlled matter/antimatter reactor for primary power. Sustainable field output to exceed 2,150 cochranes, peak transitional surge reserve to exceed 6,400$ of nominal output (120 ns phase).
- Warp drive coils efficiency to meet or exceed 94$ at speeds up to Warp 8.0. Minimum efficiency of 70% to be maintained through warp 9.5. Life cycle of all primary coil elements to meet or exceed 2,300,000 cochrane-hours between neutron purge refurbishment. Secondary coil elements to meet or exceed 4,000,000 cochrane-hours between neutron purge refurbishment.
- Warp field geometry to incorporate modified 90° x-axis compression characteristic on forward warp lobe for increased peak transitional efficiency. Warp nacelle centerlines to conform to 2.56.1 ratio of separation to maximum field strength.
- Impulse propulsion system to provide sublight velocities up to and including .94 lightspeed. Field output not to be less than 1.02x10¬7K. Reactor modules to be field-replaceable. Redundant systems required.
- Slipstream generator to conform to generation one standards with an optimum field output to be no less than 1.02x1023 K. Reactor module to be able to operate in parallel with two generation two rated vertical cascading matter-antimatter reactors.
- Slipstream field geometry to incorporate generation one field geometry standards with modified x-axis compression characteristic on forward warp lobe for increased peak transitional efficiency with a maximum field output of 450% of standard operating levels.
- Redundant Slipstream output nodes required to increase failsafe efficiency during slipstream velocities.


- Ability to operate independent of starbase refurbishment for up to seven years. Warp operation to be sustainable for up to ten years at warp 8.0. Ability to execute deep-space exploration missions including charting and mapping, first contact scenarios, and full biological, ecological, astronomical, and other scientific studies.
- Space allocation for mission-specific facilities is to include a habital area of 1,000,000m2 or greater including living areas and adaptable scientific areas.
- Ability to support a wide range of mission-related ongoing research and other projects without impact on primary systems or primary ship operations.
- Ability to serve as a fleet command starship during wartime operations with full command operations suite, operations center and combat long and short range sensors capable of up to 400ly tactical scans.
- Fully independent diplomatic suite capable of supporting multiple atmospheric and environmental conditions for ship guests within field partitions while ease of communication and movement.
- Capability to serve as a first contact platform with full capability to extend federation diplomatic standards to new contacts within and beyond federation borders – See Federation First Contact Procedures for Detailed Specifications Requirements
- Full spectrum EM, Subspace Flux, Gravametric, Quantum Level, and Temporal Flux sensor equipment conforming to Starfleet Sensor Standards (Revisded Stardate 69328.42). Four meter wide gamma-ray telescope for fielding of stellar cartography. Full planetary penetration up to stellar density 4,382.93 kilograms per cubic picometer. Temporal Flux sensor equipment capable of determining location of space-time anomalies up to .00482 nanometers in size.

- Environmental systems to conform to Starfleet Regulatory Agency (SFRA)- standard 102.19 for Class M compatible oxygen-breathing personnel. All life-critical systems with a minimum of three redundant back-ups. All life-support systems capable of replacement in transit by Starfleet Corps of Engineers (SCE).
- Ability to support up to 6,000 non-crew personnel for mission related activities.
- Facilities to Support Call M environment range in all individual living quarters with provisions of up to 25% of quarters to transition to support of Class H, K, and L environmental conditions. Additional 5% rated for transition to Class N and N(2) environmental conditions.
- Diplomatic suites to incorporate holo-matrix variability along with atmospheric and environmental variability of all classes to provide both physical and environmental conditions fitting of occupants.
- All habitable volumes to be proteced to SFRA-standard 347.3(a) levels for EM and nuclear radiation. Subspace flux differential to be maintained within 0.02 millicochranes.


- Defensive shielding systems to conform to generation four regenerative shielding standards with dual layer interface, both field capable of 9.9 x 108 kW primary energy dissipation rate. Regenerative capability to exceed 56.4% active regeneration rate.
- Tactical systems to include Type XIV phaser bank with full 360° coverage along all axis of shop operation with numerous redundant fields of combat along axial lines. Minimum ten fully operational torpedo/probe launchers to be placed on primary hull with up to ten torpedo spread capability per launcher.
- Incoporation of Ablative Hull Armor capable of secondary energy dissipation rate of 1.46 x 105 kW.
- Ship to include Generation Two Deployable Ablative Hull Armor (See Delta Quandrant Technological Discoveries – Starfleet File: 2832.42.428) capable of 9.42 x 1012 Primary Energy Dissipation Rate.
- Ability to operate two Stormchaser-Class – Combat Variant runabouts under mutlivector control standards to provide tactical advantage during combat.


- Spaceframe design life of approximately one hundred sixty years with a minimum of eight ship wide system swap outs and upgrades at an average interval twenty years. Minor refurbishment and upgrades to occur at five-year intervals at the end of ship’s deployment on five-year mission. [/url]
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Postby FSF Esrom » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:49 pm

This is pretty complete Ships Specs, are there any modifications you would envision on this vessel?
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