|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets,|
|Type:||Heavy support cruiser|
|Service period:||25th century|
|Mass:||5,000,000 metric tonnes|
|Decks:||43 (42 habitable)|
|Crew:||1,012 (standard crew complement)|
15,000 (evacuation capacity)
- Fourteen Jadzia class shuttlecraft
- Unknown number of escape pods
- Three Mars class runabout
- Tractor beam: The class also features multiple tractor beam emitters which project an attenuated beam of gravity outward toward a target that allows the manipulation of said objects trajectory, either to attract or repel.
It is armed with three large swivel-mounted disruptor cannons that could be deployed from under the saucer section from behind protective armor plating.
They fire pulsed green fiery bolts of directed hadron-ion particle discharge at a target that generally carries more energy than the standard phasers, but are more lacking in accuracy and fast discharge given the time to charge.
On the primary hull, AKA the saucer section, there are three dorsal positioned phaser banks: one primary dorsal array extending three hundred forty degrees and two point defense arrays to either side of Shuttlebay. Secondly, there is one ventral phaser array extending three hundred twenty degrees and another array covers the forward and lateral portions of the semi-sphere below the ship. On the secondary hull are two dorsal phaser arrays which are designed for point defense placed in the far aft of the ship and then another three ventral arrays.
Each array can fire pulsed red beams of directed nadion particle discharge at a target using the current V'draysh tactical policy of automatically rotating vibrational frequency and attempting to lock onto the magnetic phase variance of a threat vehicle's shields for maximum shield penetration. Maximum effective tactical range is 300,000 kilometers.
Lastly, there were also fore and aft torpedo launchers on the engineering/saucer section with three fixed-focus torpedo launchers and one forward launcher on the secondary and another aft. Each launch tube was capable of firing at least five photon torpedoes simultaneously in a single salvo, each torpedo capable of being independently targeted.
The torpedo complement was 275 photon torpedoes each equipped with antimatter x matter warheads of the type 7 variety boasting a explosive yield of 25 isotons or 62 megatons.
- Deflector shields: For protection, Galaxy class vessels employs a deflector shield grid that are comprised out of highly focused spatial distortions which contain an energetic graviton particle field. The shield itself is projected by a set of emitters networked, and located on the hull of the ship. When matter or energy strikes the shield, field energy is concentrated at that point to create an intense localized spatial distortion. Impacts on the shield cause Cerenkov radiation to be released, often perceived as a flash of color which "lights up" the shield, rendering it briefly visible in a bubble like appearance. Auto-modulation analyzes shield impacts and uses the main computer to compute optimal modulation solutions and automatically shares this with the deflector's magnetic resonance.
- Ablative hull: The outermost hull layer is composed of a 1.6 cm sheet of ablative ceramic fabric chemically bonded onto underlayer tritanium-duranium. The armor works in two stages: in the event of shield failure, directed energy discharge or thermal EM was first dissipated over the hull surface, and then caused the molecular matrix to boil off at a controlled rate, carrying away a large fraction of the landed beam. In most cases, the boil-off created a medium density particle cloud, which could also help disperse an incoming beam.
The deflector dish, also called the navigational deflector, is a powerful forward-mounted directional force-beam generator used to push aside debris, meteoroids, microscopic particles, and other objects that might collide with a Galaxy class starship.
Furthermore, the dish is also capable of projecting polaron radiation, gravitons, a positron burst, photons, anti-tachyons, radion beams, dekyon particles, and et cetera.
Galaxy class vessels could be reversibly separated, and were both equipped with independent flight and combat capabilities. Generally, civilians and non-essential personnel would evacuate to the saucer module, while the senior staff confronted a threat in the battle section, which contained the majority of weapons systems.
Crew support systems
Ships of this class are powered by a antimatter x matter warp core which generated enormous quantities of electricity through controlled explosive collisions releasing pure light (energy) which is then harnessed directly into FTL as well as several other major systems. This is specifically accomplished via annihilation of equal parts matter and antimatter using a combination of deuterium (a hydrogen atom containing a proton and a neutron in its nucleus) and anti-deuterium (essentially a deuterium atom, whose atomic properties are exactly reversed from those of a normal deuterium atom). It is regulated through a matrix of magnets and Dilithium which uses a recrystallization process in the form of a theta-matrix compositor to extend the structural integrity by injecting high-energy photons and gamma radiation. The warp core provides a power output of 4,770,000 TeraWatts.
Furthermore, these vessels also utilise a series of impulse cores comprised out of a network of multiple spherical fusion reactors that are fueled by Deuterium and make use of a nuclear fusion process to generate energised plasma that is then distributed along a plasma conduit managed EPS grid.
The class boasts a fusion-based reaction control system consisting of magnetohydrodynamic gas-breathing fusion thrusters with each thruster quad capable of producing 5.5 million newtons of exhaust. These are typically used for low-velocity propulsion, station-keeping and maneuvering control in space.
Galaxy class starships possess a Federation standard warp drive that functions through running highly energised plasma through the unique composition of the warp coils thereby creating a subspace field ie; a discrete bubble of subspace is temporarily merged into normal space around the exterior of the craft. To explain the phenomena, under normal circumstances subspace and normal space do not interact, but the high amount of energy and the unique properties of the warp coils contained in the nacelles allows a "blending" of the dimensions, surrounding the ship in the aforementioned subspace field. By manipulating the way plasma is moved through the warp coils, they alter the nature of the subspace field, such as causing it to move in a specific direction therefore actually accelerating the subspace "bubble" to faster-than-light velocities without violating laws of relativity as the ship contained within the field is technically stationary. The warp core uses Transphasic technology to prevent damage to subspace therefore making it 'environmentally friendly'.
Maximum velocity for ships of this type was Warp Factor 9.6 which is 2,017.93 times the speed of light or 1 light year per 4.34 hours which it could sustain for 2.9 days before needing cooldown. Emergency speed is Warp Factor 9.8 which is 2,450.01 times the speed of light or 1 light year/3.58 hours. This emergency speed can be sustained for a maximum of 12 hours. Cruising speed is Warp Factor 6 which is 392.5 times the speed of light or 1.07 light years/per day (24 hours).
For speeds below the speed of light, Galaxy class ships use a newtonian-thrust based impulse engine that was essentially an augmented fusion rocket and vectored thrust nozzles to direct the plasma exhaust into space thereby generating forward momentum. Maximum speed is rated as ¼ of the speed of light, which is 167,000,000 mph or 74,770 km/s, whereas 1/quarter impulse is 18,665 km/s.