Aurora Ship Stats

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The Nova Class was designed as a modern replacement for the long serving Oberth Class science vessel. The requirement called for a ship capable of making relatively short duration missions; Starfleet intended to use these ships in the large unexplored areas between Federation controlled space, missions which would typically be staged out of Starbases and last for a few months up to a year at most.

Aggressively designed, the small ship and its lack of amenities manage to surpass one's first impression of its diminutive size. Known for its durability, the Nova Class has swiftly loss its status as a "little ship" and is slowly gaining acclaim for their usefulness in making for more accurate missions to new areas of space, bringing back teraquads of data on individual systems that is disseminated amongst the fleets.

The Nova sports impressive weaponry for its size, and its scientific capabilities more than make up for its reduction in speed when compared to its larger "cousins." Double deflector dishes also provide added security when far from a starbase or suitable repair facility, in that 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 work on these small ships know their worth and protect their reputations fiercely. Much like the favored Oberth, the Nova is sure to hold a place in Starfleet lore for a long time to come.


  • Registry Number: NCC-72750
  • Class: Nova
  • Category: Science and Scout vessel
  • Strength Index: 254
  • Motto: "Knowledge is it's own reward."

Crew Complement

  • Total: 78
  • Civilians (Families): Not Permitted
  • Evacuation Limit: 225
  • Diplomatic Capacity:


  • Number of Decks: 8
  • Height: 34 Metres
  • Width: 62 Metres
  • Length: 165 Metres


  • Warp Engines: Two LF-45 Advanced Linear Warp Drive Units
  • Impulse Engines: One FIG-7 Subatomic Unified Energy Impulse Units
  • Speed:
    • Cruising: Warp 6
    • Maximum: Warp 8

Computer Systems

  • LCARS, M-16 Bio-Neural Gelpack Isolinear III Processor

Defensive Systems

  • Standard shield system, total capacity 688,500 TeraJoules
  • Standard Duranium/Tritanium Single hull
  • Standard level Structural Integrity Field


  • 11 x Type VIII phaser arrays, total output 6,000 TeraWatts
  • 2 x Standard photon torpedo tube2 with 25 rounds


  • One Class 2 shuttle, commonly used for away missions.
  • One Type 8 shuttle, an unarmed shuttle for short scientific missions.
  • The Borealis, a waverider atmospheric shuttle docked to the ventral side of the primary hull, just forward of the ship's primary navigational deflector. This craft's aerodynamic shape is designed solely for operating within a planet's atmosphere, and lacks both impulse and warp engines. Such a vessel is necessary to land on the surface of a planet whose atmospheric conditions make it far too hazardous to use transporters or traditional shuttlecraft.

Refit Cycle

  • Expected Duration: 80 Years
  • Minor Refit Cycle: 2 Years
  • Major Refit Cycle: 7 Years