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USS Vesta
Technical Details
Class: Vesta-class
Registry: NX-94200
Role: Ship-of-the-Line
Status: Experimental
Task Force: [[Task Force Task Force 11]]
Task Force CO: {{TFTask Force 11CO}}
Crew Information
Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Commander Valerie Palmer
Executive Officer: Lieutenant Commander Brian Ratchford
Dedication Plaque
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The USS Vesta (NX-94200) is a Vesta-class starship commissioned in 2386 under the command of Captain Emily Quinn. She is the first starship to bear the name, as well as the first ship of her class. The Vesta was designed in response to the quantum slipstream drive brought back by the USS Voyager in 2377.

Current Mission:

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The Next Great Experiment


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.

In Service

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USS Vesta Mission Log

USS Vesta Missions by Season
Season 1 – 2387 to Present The Next Great Experiment

USS Vesta Missions by Type
Main Missions The Next Great Experiment
Shoreleave Missions The Last Resupply Before Destiny
Upcoming Missions The Next Great Experiment
Pegasus Fleet Story Arc Missions None
Guest Appearances None
Miscellaneous Missions None

Related Links

Categories Relating to the USS Vesta

USS Vesta Web Links

USS Vesta Homepage

Vesta-class Starships
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Planned:   USS Ceres • USS Diana • USS Jupiter • USS Juno • USS Minerva • USS Venus