Luna class

Class Information
Class: Luna-class
Role: Multi-Mission Explorer
Date Introduced: 2379
Expected Design Duration: 100 years
Time Between Minor Refit: 5 years
Time Between Major Refit: 20 years
Time Between Resupply: 3-5 years
Length: 450 m
Width: 200 m
Height: 80 m
Decks: 19 decks
Total Crew: 348 persons
Officers: 58 persons
Enlisted: 290 persons
Maximum (Evacuation) Capacity: 1,472 persons
Propulsion Systems: *RCS Thrusters
  • Standard Deuterium-Fusion Impulse Drive
  • Linear Matter/Antimatter Warp Drive (i.e. nacelles)
“Efficient” Cruising Velocity: Warp 8
Maximum “Sustainable” Velocity: Warp 9.975
Emergency Velocity: Warp 9.985 (for 12 hours)
Slipstream Capable: No
Energy Weapons:
  • 5 phaser arrays
  • 2 forward launchers
  • 1 aft launcher
Payload Types:
  • Photon Torpedoes
  • Probes
Shielding Systems:
  • Standard Shielding System
Defensive Systems:
  • Duranium/Tritanium Double Hull
  • Structural Integrity Field
Auxiliary Craft
  • 1 shuttlebay
  • 1 integrated docking port
Support Craft:
  • 1 Skiff-type integrated craft
  • 6 shuttlecraft
  • 4 maintenance craft
Additional Features:
  • Advanced Sensor Suite
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The Luna-class starship was introduced by the Federation Starfleet in the late 24th century. It was constructed with a heavy emphasis on exploration and scientific discovery with the added ability to accommodate the most diverse crew in the galaxy.


Initiated in 2369 in response to the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole, the Luna-class project was originally conceived for leading a planned Starfleet wave of deep-space exploration in the Gamma Quadrant. Designed by Dr. (Commander) Xin Ra-Havreii, a Starfleet theoretical engineer at Utopia Planitia on Mars, the Luna-class was to be the newest-generation long-range explorer, a starship not built specifically for combat, but like the Constitution-class of the previous century, a vessel designed for a long-term, multi-purpose mission into uncharted space. It was the intention of the design team to equip vessels of the class with modest, conventional tactical systems (such as deflector shields; phasers; torpedoes), with the ships state-of-the-art propulsion and cutting-edge scientific equipment her real strength.

Testing on the prototype vessel of the class, the USS Luna, had begun as early as 2372, with construction of the first batch of Luna-class starships due to begin by the end of the following year. Circumstances beyond the control of the teams at Utopia delayed the project significantly when contact with the Dominion resulted in an outbreak of hostilities, leading to the Dominion War. As Starfleet redirected its shipbuilding resources to the production of vessels better suited to combat, the Luna project was mothballed.

Upon the war's end in late 2375, Dr. Ra-Havreii correctly judged that the Federation's cultural psychology would eventually shift back toward its pre-war ideals, and pushed to have the Luna-class revisited as a major step toward resuming Starfleet's mission of peaceful exploration. Construction of an initial fleet of twelve Luna-class vessels was completed by the end of the decade, with the most notable ship of the class, the USS Titan, offered to William T. Riker of the Enterprise.

Technical Data

Physical Arrangement

Interior Design

Deck Listing

Deck Description
1 Sensor Pod, Probe Launch Tubes 1-3, Primary and Secondary Sensor Arrays, Sensor Pod Access, Pod section life support control, Scientific Analysis center, Probe storage, Main Bridge, CO's Ready Room, Observation Lounge
2 XO's Office, COB's Office, Officer Quarters, Holodecks 1-2, Astrometrics Lab, Upper Phaser Array
3 Crew Quarters, Holodeck 3, Arboretum, Ship's Lounge, Main Mess Hall
4 Crew Quarters, Holodecks 4-5, Diplomatic Facilities, Chief Diplomatic Officer's Office, Transporter Room 1
5 Computer Core Level One, Ship Operations Center, Chief Ops Office, Upper Shuttlebay, Chief Flight Control Officer's Office, Crew Quarters, Captain's Yacht Access
6 Computer Core Level Two, Shuttlebay, Industrial Replicator 1, Shuttle Repair Bay, Primary Forward Phaser Array, Secondary Command Processors
7 Computer Core Level Three, Sickbay, CMO's Office, Medical Labs 1-3, Transporter rooms 2-3, Secondary Life Support, Life Support Isolation sub-systems
8 Computer Core Level Four Chief Tactical/Security Office, Security Centre, Armoury, Torpedo Storage, Torpedo Launchers 1-2, Secondary Forward Phaser Array, Rear Phaser Array, Transporter Room 4
9 Computer Core Level Five, CSO's Office, Science Labs 1-7, Secondary sensor Array, Environmental Systems Control
10 Science Labs 7-10, Hazardous Materials Lab, Deflector Control, Primary Command Processors, Secondary Computer Core, Level One, Secondary Power Distribution Systems
11 Quartermasters' Stores, Cargo Bays 1-8, Cargo Transporters 1-8, Secondary Computer Core, Level Two, Industrial Replicators 2-4, Hydroponics Bay, Deuterium Storage
12 Primary Shield Generators, Fusion Reactors, Primary Life Support, Tractor Array Assembly, Communications Array, Secondary Computer Core, Level Three, Deuterium Storage Tanks, Deuterium Injectors, Solids Refinement Center
13 Main Engineering (Upper), Fusion Reactors, Warp Nacelle Access, Secondary Computer Core, Level Four, Primary Stores
14 Main Engineering (Central), Chief Engineering Officer's Office, Tertiary Command Processors, Secondary Computer Core, Level Five, Secondary Stores
15 Main Engineering (Lower), Secondary Shield Generators, Impulse Assembly, Thruster Assembly, Thruster Fuel Storage Tank, Gas Separation and Refinement Center
16 Lower Phaser Array, Waste Management, Warp Core Ejection System, Anti-matter Generator, Anti-matter storage, Gas Scoops

Starships Commissioned

Background Information