Discovery NX-04

Technical Details
Class: NX-class
Registry: NX-04
Role: Explorer
Task Force: Task Force 11
Task Force CO: Captain Jasmine Lynne Somers
Crew Information
Commanding Officer: Captain Christina Curtis
Executive Officer: Commander Leo Carpegiani
Dedication Plaque
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Discovery (NX-04) is an NX-class starship commissioned in 2155 under the command of Captain Christina Curtis. It was the fourth of Earth Starfleet's ships to be build using the warp five engine and was launched after the forming of the Coalition of Planets.


The NX-class was conceived of in the early 22nd century as part of the NX Project at the Warp Five Complex: a research and development site on Earth, where Henry Archer, Zefram Cochrane, and Captain W.M. Jefferies, among others, worked on the creation of the warp five engine. Starships of the NX-class were far more formidable than the Intrepid and Neptune classes that had preceded them; in addition to their vastly improved top speed, NX-class ships were equipped with more powerful weapons and stronger ionised hull plating. Following the construction of the first starship of the class (the Enterprise NX-01), three more NX-class starships were already on the drawing board by August 2151.

The ships took much longer to construct than Earth's previous warp-capable vessels, and the second ship of the class was only launched in late 2154. Starfleet had known of the lengthy timescales for construction however, and so the keels for NX-03 and NX-04 - the ship that would become Discovery - were both laid in 2152; six months after the keel of Columbia was put into drydock.


As of the ship's launch in 2155, Humans comprise the entirety of the ship's 83-strong crew compliment, with the exception of Doctor Maya, the ship's Vulcan chief medical officer and Lieutenant Tal Sek 'Thaan, the ship's Andorian armoury officer. Starfleet regulations have allowed for non-terrans to form parts of starship crews since former Vulcan Sub-Commander T'Pol and Doctor Phlox were both assigned as senior personnel aboard the first NX-class ship Enterprise.

Crew evaluations are conducted every twelve months, and are supervised by the ship's department heads.

Command Crew

For a full listing of Discovery crew, see Discovery personnel

Discovery Mission Log

Star Trek: Discovery Episodes by Season
Season 1 - 2155 Begin with a BangDamagePride

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NX-class Starships
Enterprise NX-01Columbia NX-02Challenger NX-03Discovery NX-04