- Nova class starship
The USS Equinox
First appearance "Equinox" Affiliation United Federation of Planets
General characteristics Class Nova Maximum speed Warp Eight Auxiliary craft 1 Waverider shuttle Armaments 11 Phasers
3 Photon torpedoes
Defenses Deflector shields Propulsion Impulse Engines, Warp Drive Length 221 meters
The Nova class starship is a class of starship within the science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. The first time this class of starship appeared was in the episode entitled "Equinox" in the form of the USS Equinox.
Sternbach's Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, published in 1991, speculated that the long-term successor to the Galaxy class starships would be given the name "Nova". The on-screen Nova does not fulfil this narrative role.
Ships of this class are small science vessels. The Nova has an angular trowel-shaped saucer section, an engineering hull, and two warp nacelles with triangularly based shapes attached to the engineering hull by pylons running aft. At the prow of the saucer is the auxiliary navigational deflector, lifeboats, sensor platforms, phaser banks/arrays, and photon torpedo launchers. The ship's ventral phaser arrays, a Waverider shuttle, additional sensors, and more lifeboats occupy the ventral saucer. The engineering hull houses the main deflector dish, shield emitters, two shuttlebays, and the warp core. The shield charging cycle takes 45 seconds. Unlike most starships, which have unsupported cruise durations of a year or more, the Nova class is designed for short-range cruises of only a few months.
The Nova class is one of the first starships built with an Emergency Medical Hologram system.
Nova-class Starships Known to Exist
- USS Equinox (NCC-72381)
- The starship Equinox was built at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, Mars and commissioned on stardate 47007.1. The Equinox was commanded by Captain Rudolph Ransom when it was transported to the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker in 2371. While returning to the Alpha Quadrant, the ship suffered heavy damage and casualties. In 2375, the surviving crew encountered nucleogenic antimatter life-forms from a different spatial realm, which the Equinox crew used for fuel to return to Earth. After meeting the USS Voyager's crew, the Equinox is destroyed by a warp core breach caused by the lifeforms. Only five crew members survive.
- USS Rhode Island (NCC-72701)
- Named for the state of Rhode Island, the starship Rhode Island is commanded by Captain Harry Kim in an alternate universe in 2404 and defended Admiral Janeway's shuttlecraft SC-4 when she went back in time. The Rhode Island, unlike other Nova's, had a complete trowel-saucer; other Nova's had a small "gap" at the front.  See USS Rhode Island for other ships of the same name.
Star Trek starships Starfleet ships (by class) Other ships (by race)
Star Trek The Original SeriesCharacters · Episodes (Season 1 · 2 · 3) The Animated Series The Next GenerationCharacters · Episodes (Season 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7) Deep Space Nine VoyagerCharacters · Episodes (Season 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7) EnterpriseCharacters · Episodes (Season 1 · 2 · 3 · 4) Film series Other media MiscellaneousCharacters · Prime Directive · Alien races (Klingons · Romulans · Vulcans · Borg) · United Federation of Planets · Timeline · Stardates · Ships · Starfleet · USS Enterprise · USS Defiant · USS Voyager · Deep Space Nine · Weapons · ’u’ (Klingon opera) · Mirror Universe · Ranks and insignia · Uniforms · Galactic quadrant Related topics
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Nova class dreadnought — Nova class First appearance Gropos (airdate) In the Beginning (chronological) Affiliation Earth Alliance The Nova class dreadnought is a heavy warship in the science fiction series Babylon 5. The dreadnought is used by the military branch of the… … Wikipedia
Nebula class starship — Nebula class The USS Sutherland (NCC 72015) in 2368. First appearance The Wounded Affiliation United Federation of Planets Starfleet … Wikipedia
Constitution class starship — Constitution class The Constitution class starship Enterprise First appearance Star Trek: The Original Series Affiliation … Wikipedia
Constellation class starship — Constellation class The USS Hathaway (NCC 2593), a Constellation class First appearance The Battle Affiliation United Federation of Planets … Wikipedia
Miranda class starship — Miranda class The Miranda class USS Reliant First appearance Star Trek II General characteristics Armaments Photon torpedoes Phas … Wikipedia
Oberth class starship — Oberth class The USS Grissom (NCC 638) First appearance Star Trek III: The Search for Spock General characteristics Defences … Wikipedia
Defiant class starship — Defiant Class First appearance The Search Affiliation United Federation of Planets Starfleet Launched 2366 General characteristics Maximum speed Warp 9.5 … Wikipedia
Danube class starship — Danube class The USS Yangtzee Kiang, a Danube class runabout First appearance Emissary Affiliation United Federation of Planets Starfleet … Wikipedia
New Orleans class starship — New Orleans class A New Orleans class starship First appearance The Best of Both Worlds Pt II Affiliation United Federation of Planets Starfleet … Wikipedia
Nova (comics) — For the Herald of Galactus, see Nova (Frankie Raye). Nova Promotional cover art to Nova #1 (2007). Art by Adi Granov. Publication information … Wikipedia