USS Vesta

USS Vesta
Technical Details
Class: Vesta-class
Registry: NX-94200
Role: Ship-of-the-Line
Status: Experimental
Task Force: Task Force 37
Task Force CO: Captain Evelynn Haught
Crew Information
Commanding Officer: Captain Yoshi Minawara
Executive Officer: Commander Ewan Darrow
Dedication Plaque
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The USS Vesta (NX-82601) is a Vesta-class starship currently under the command of Captain Yoshi Minawara. She was commissioned in 2386 under the command of Captain Emily Quinn as the first of her class. The Vesta was designed in response to the quantum slipstream drive brought back by the USS Voyager in 2377. After being resolved to Drydock after a failed first mission, the Vesta was retrofitted and returned to service in 2392 under its current commander.

Current Mission:
Fastest Ship in the Quadrant


Construction and Launch

Following the end of the Dominion War, devastating ship losses required Starfleet to recuperate. Instead of rebuilding the fleet with aging designs, Starfleet R&D instead focused on the introduction of new designs, expanding on the existing technology. But the new design push also spread to development of new technology. The return of the USS Voyager in 2377 brought a treasure trove of new technology, most of it barely tested. The quantum slipstream drive, discovered by the Voyager in 2374 and tested early the next year proved to be unstable. Starfleet engineers studied the slipstream data and attempted to improve on the design. While early trials and simulations seemed promising, the only way to prove the design worked was to incorporate it into a complete testbed vessel.

This led to the development of the Vesta-class starship. The first of her class, the USS Vesta (NX-94200), was herald as the Next Great Experiment, similar to the USS Excelsior from a century before. Similar in size to the Sovereign-class, the Vesta was a Ship-of-the-Line, capable of performing a multitude of different missions. Following initial shakedowns, the Vesta was assigned to the Eleventh Fleet. There she resupplied at Starbase 332, and under the supervision of Commodore Emily Quinn began slipstream trials away from civilized areas.

Initial tests, while moderately successful, resulted in the Quantum Slipsteam Drive being considered a failure, and the Vesta Prototype returned to Drydock for retrofitting, while the rest of the Fleet focused on the Warp Only version. The project would then begin anew to make the QSD more viable.

For the next few years, Project VESTA would take over developing the Quantum Slipstream Drive and modifying the Vesta to fit it. Decks were added to the space frame, the specs were rebuilt during this time as well, resulting the USS Vesta being slightly different from it's warp capable sisters. In 2392, the project head in charge of revitalizing the Quantum Slipstream Drive, Yoshi Minawara, was promoted to Captain and assigned command of the vessel.

In Service

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Crew Manifest

Commanding Officer Yoshi Minawara
Executive Officer Ewan Darrow
Second Officer
Position Vacant
Captain's Yeoman/Chief of the Boat Victoria Moreau (NPC)
Flight Control
Chief Flight Control Officer
Position Vacant
Chief Support Craft Pilot
Position Vacant
Security and Tactical
Chief Security & Tactical Officer Elise Darrow
Security Officer
Position Vacant
Chief Operations Officer
Position Vacant
Assistant Chief Operations Officer Ashe Raynah
Operations Officer Soraya Xel
Chief Engineering Officer Jonathan "Jack" Mantell
Computer Systems Specialist 0101
Chief Science Officer Cesar De La Fuente
Medical and Counseling
Chief Medical Officer Martin Sorenson, M.D.
Assistant Chief Medical Officer Jai, DVM, M.D.
Position Vacant
Chief Counselor
Position Vacant

Chief Intelligence Officer
Position Vacant
Diplomatic Detachment
Chief Diplomatic Officer
Isabella Cerin

USS Vesta Mission Log

USS Vesta Missions by Season
Season 1 – 2392 to Present Pomp and Circumstance

Refined Relations
Fastest Ship in the Quadrant

USS Vesta Missions by Type
Main Missions Pomp and Circumstance

Refined Relations

Shoreleave Missions None
Upcoming Missions Fastest Ship in the Quadrant
Pegasus Fleet Story Arc Missions Refined Relations
Guest Appearances None
Miscellaneous Missions Side Story

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