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- Deep Space exploration & scientific studies.
- Establishment of a Federation Presence in the Gamma Quadrant
The Odyssey-class is the largest vessel ever created by Starfleet. Its massive size makes it very resilient, but its turn rate is reduced by the bulk of the vessel. The Odyssey-class's unique split saucer pylon reduces subspace wake at higher warp speeds. The Odyssey-class is designed as an extreme long-range vessel, and can operate for long periods of time away from support. Because of this, it is the most versatile cruiser ever developed by the Starfleet Corps of Engineers. It has been touted as the pinnacle of Federation starship design and will carry the Federation into a new generation of exploration. The Odyssey-class Development Project was based in San Francisco Fleet Yards in Earth orbit.
Its expanded science laboratories allow it to take on extended missions that will take it far from a starbase or other Starfleet facilities. The Odyssey-class has ample room for cargo or passengers, and can easily be tapped for rescue missions or civilian evacuations if the need arises.
The Odyssey-class also features the use of the Modular Systems Concept that allows the individual ships of the class to be customized to different parameters for different overall functions.
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