Since the mission objectives of the
class starship are nearly identicalto those of the earlier
class starship,the Advanced Starship Development Bureauconcentrated on the incorporation of advance-ments in technology and radical new designphilosophies which allow for greater range andmission durations than ever before. Specifi-cally, design goals were updated in the fol-lowing categories:
>Sustainable cruise velocity of WarpFactor 9.5. Ability to maintain speeds of up toWarp 9.92 for periods of up to ten days.>Sixth-phase dilithium controlled mat-ter/antimatter reactor primary power. Sustain-able field output to exceed 3,000 cochranes,peak transitional surge reserve to exceed5,000% of nominal output (100 ns phase).>Warp driver coils efficiency to meet or exceed 90% at speeds up to Warp 8.0 Mini-mum efficiency of 75% to be maintainedthrough warp 9.99. Life cycle of all primarycoil elements to meet or exceed 5,000,000cochrane-hours between neutron purge refur-bishment. Secondary coil elements to meetor exceed 8,000,000 cochrane-hours betweenneutron purge refurbishment.
>Ability to operate independent of starbase refurbishment for extended periods.Independent exploration mode capability of fifteen standard years at nominal Warp 6 ve-locity. Ability to execute deep-space explora-tion missions including charting and mapping,first cultural contact scenarios, and full biologicand ecologic studies.>Space allocation for mission-specificfacilities: Habitable area to be comparable tothat of the
class starship.>Ability to conduct research unaffectedby ship functions and emissions, includingmission-specific facilities that may be isolatedfrom the vessel and jettisoned as needed.
>Expanded cetacean operations facili-ties, including independent access to bridge,engineering, shuttlebay, and transporter rooms.
>Tactical capabilities comparable to
class design but optimized for de-fensive operations.
>Spaceframe design life of approxi-mately 150 standard years, assuming approxi-mately seven major shipwide systemswapouts and upgrades at average intervalsof twenty years. Minor refurbishment andupgrade to occur at approximately three- tofive-year intervals, depending on specific mis-sion requirements and hardware availability.
1.2 DESIGN LINEAGE
class maintains the tra-dition of naming vessels after notable placesand people. The original plan was to nameeach vessel of the class after a city featuredin the history and legends of Federation mem-ber worlds. However, only the class vessel,the USS
, NX-78505, followed thisplan. As the scientific and cultural researchcapabilities of the design presented them-selves, it was decided that the remaining ves-sels of the
class would bear thenames of people who were influential in the
STAR TREK: TALES OF THE MARSHAL MARTZ TECHNICAL MANUAL 31.2 DESIGN LINEAGE