Nebula Class Starship

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Nebula Class Cruiser


Mission Objectives

  • Escort
  • Tactical
  • Intercept
  • Exploration
  • Defense

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General Overview

The Prototype Starship, U.S.S. Nebula NX-61800, was commissioned in 2357. It was a great achievement for Starship technology. This prototype utilized many innovations of 24th Century technology. Probably, the most notable was Subspace Transporter technology.

Subspace Transporters could be operated at a range of 2.115 trillion kilometers. It would take a ship traveling at Warp 9.0, 1.29 hours to travel such a great distance. It cannot be emphasized enough how promising this technology was. A normal Starfleet transporter has an operational distance of only 40,000 kilometers. Subspace transporter technology offered an increase in transporter range by a factor of 52,875,000 times. This represented an immense advantage over the standard technology. Sadly, this technology was plagued by an enormous thirst for energy. A normal transporter cycle for a 60-kg payload at Quantum Resolution, was on average around 12.78 Megawatts. While a subspace transporter consumed upwards of 710.05 Megawatts, an increase in power consumption of 55 times. Not to mention all pattern buffers had to be rerouted through the Warp coils, to assist in the necessary transfer of electromagnetic energy into subspace energy.

At the end of these experimental trials, Subspace Transporter technology was dropped in favor of the Standard transporters. The only comparable technology was that of the Iconians; the aliens who abducted Captain Picard, Esoqq, and Kova Tholl in "Allegiance" TNG; and the Sekirians in the Delta Quadrant. The technology of the Iconians was not fully studied before Captain Picard destroyed the probe base on the Iconian Homeworld. Neither was the second technology studied by the crew of the Enterprise. The technology of the Sekirians was witnessed by the crew of the Voyager. Their technology utilized the tetrahedral quartz mantle of their Homeworld and a Folding Space concept. Which transported people and objects an outstanding 40,000 light years. This technology was proven incompatible with Federation technology. When a group of Voyager crew members, headed by Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres and Lt. Commander Tuvok, attempted to transport the entire Voyager back to the Alpha Quadrant.

The Nebula Class also contained many other new technologies. These technologies included quadritronic computer technology, Isolinear Optical chips, and a Warp engine capable of Warp 9.2 compared with Warp 7.0 for the Ambassador Class. The Nebula class also has a much improved vehicle frame than that of the Ambassador Class.

Quadritronic cybernetics represented a geometric increase in processing speed over duotronic technology present in the previous Ambassador and New Orleans Classes. Along with the Isolinear Optical Chips made possible by this technology. One standard Optical chip formatted for 2.15 kiloquads could hold the equivalent of 42 billion 21st Century Library of Congresses.

The state-of-the-art Warp core and nacelles in the Nebula Class made possible the first Starship to break the Warp 9.0 barrier. The realization of this goal, was also due to the refined space-frame of the Nebula Class. This hull design was, in part, designed with a better understanding of Warp geometry.

The Nebula Class illustrates a long line of Federation achievement, so many advances were utilized by this class, that it seems that the differences between the Nebula and Ambassador Classes are separated by a century of innovation instead of only twenty years.

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Some ships of the Nebula Class include

MFS (USS) Nebula NCC-61800 Conjectured Prototype USS Bellerephon NCC-62048 (Best of Both Worlds II)
USS Endeavor NCC-71805 (Multiple TNG References) USS Farragut NCC-60597 (Generations, DS9)
USS Hera NCC-62006 (TNG Interface) USS Honshu NCC-60205 (DS9 Waltz)
USS Leeds NCC-70352 (DS9) USS Lexington NCC-61832
USS Merrimac NCC-61827 (TNG Sarak,The Game) USS Monitor NCC-61826 (TNG The Deflector)
MFS Parallax NCC-74657 (Conjectured) U.S.S. Phoenix NCC-65420 (TNG The Wounded)
USS Prometheus NCC-71201 (DS9 Second Site) USS Proxima NCC-61952 (DS9)
MFS (USS) Sutherland NCC-72015 (Multiple TNG References) USS T'Kumbra NCC-????? (DS9)
USS Ulysses NCC-66808 (DS9 The Adversary)


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Original Author: (Marc Poulin) in 1998.
Adaptations (with Marc's permission) and additional Research by: ("Doc" Rob Johnson).

Rob Johnson, IC 2004-2007
9 Aug 2005

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