Nova Class Frigate
The Nova has some impressive weaponry for its size, and its scientific capabilities more than make up for its reduction in speed when compared to some larger ships. Double deflector dishes provide added security when far from a starbase or suitable repair facility. A single malfunctioning or damaged deflector will not prevent the ship from going to warp.
Highly accurate sensors and computer systems makes it the perfect tool to send into scarcely known territory and many discoveries have been made by Nova Classes finding things larger Explorer-type ships such as the Galaxy Class left behind.
Amenities are few and far between on a Nova, but its work is important and crews that serve on these small ships know their worth and protect their reputations fiercely.
|Nova Class vessels are capable of atmospheric entry and egress with equipment worked into the physical design of the starship. Each Nova Class vessel is equipped with anti-gravity generators as well as impulse and RCS lifters strategically placed at the mass and stress points on the bottom portion of the engineering section.
During Blue Alert, the Nova Class lowers the projection sphere of the deflector shields and assumes an angle of attack perpendicular to the angular rotation of the planetary body if it has an atmosphere. This allows the Nova's shape to work as a lifting body with air traveling under the broad and flat saucer and under the wing-like nacelle struts. Once in the atmosphere, navigation is controlled with RCS thrusters and use of the aft impulse engines.
Once on the ground, crew or equipment can be transported to the surface from the vessel, or use the ship's turbolift system that connects to channels inside the landing struts themselves, and open out near the Pads.
|The interior design of the Nova Class is the rather spartan in amenities, but able to accommodate the needs of the crew. The Defiant class has eight decks:
Some ships of the Nova Class include
|USS Nova NX-72359 Conjectured Prototype||USS Equinox NCC-72381 ST: First Contact|
|MFS Solaris MX-81701 (Carrier Refit)||MFS Solstice MCC-81702 (Assault Refit)|
- ACTD - Advanced Starship Design Bureau
- FSD: Starship Database
- Memory Alpha
- More Resources To Come (as I find them).
Rob Johnson, CIC
04 July 2009
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