Cochrane class (21st Century)

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Cochrane class (SFC)

Earth's first warp capable ship, the Cochrane class entered service in 2066, and proved to be the remarkable craft its designers had hoped it would be. After several years of design, construction, and testing, the Cochrane class, named for the inventor of the warp drive engine, Zefram Cochrane, inaugurated a new era in space exploration. Inacessible interstellar spans became reasonable distances, as demonstrated by the U.N.S.S. Bonaventure's journey to Tau Ceti in 2072, nearly 12 light years away. The class used fusion engines to generate the warp field effect, and featured a detatchable life support section in case of a warp engine emergency. The class was retired from service in 2104.[1]

Cochrane class vessels

Specifications

Length 206m
  • Life Support Section: 63.48m
  • Engine Section: 85.2m
  • Heat Radiator Wings: 42.8m
Beam 63.4m
  • Life Support Section: 57.3m
  • Engine Section: 20m diameter
  • Heat Radiator Wings: 66.7m diameter
Draught 66.7m
  • Life Support Section: 33.3m
Mass 19.4 million kg
Ship's Complement
  • Officers: 5
  • Crew: 40
Navigation Warp Celestial Guidance
Communication Laser Radiotelemetry
Computer Intermediate Independent Thought Memory Scan
Weapons 2 forward lasers

Performance

Range (Standard) 25 light years
Range (Maximum) 40 light years
Velocity (Cruising) Warp 1[Notes 1]
Velocity (Maximum) Warp 1.5
Typical Voyage Duration 3.8 years (Sol-Tau Ceti)
Maximum Voyage Duration 6 years
Life Support
  • Gravity: .4-1.0g
  • Atmosphere: 20% O2; 11% humidity
Sustenance Duration 4.5 years at Standard Ship's Complement

Notes

  1. Although Star Trek: Spaceflight Chronology established that the Verne class was capable of speeds in excess of Warp 2, this is explicitly contradicted in the Enterprise episode "First Flight," in which Commanders Jonathan Archer and A.G. Robinson are the first Humans to break the Warp 2 barrier in 2140. The speeds of the Cochrane class have been adjusted to reflect this.

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Cochrane class (SFC)

Earth's first warp capable ship, the Cochrane class entered service in 2058, and proved to be the remarkable craft its designers had hoped it would be. After nearly a decade of design, construction, and testing, the Cochrane class, named for the inventor of the warp drive engine, Zefram Cochrane, inaugurated a new era in space exploration. Inacessible interstellar spans became reasonable distances, as demonstrated by the U.N.S.S. Bonaventure's journey to Tau Ceti in 2061, nearly 12 light years away. The class used fusion engines to generate the warp field effect, and featured a detatchable life support section in case of a warp engine emergency. The class was retired from service in 2077.[1]

Cochrane class vessels

Specifications

Length 206m
  • Life Support Section: 63.48m
  • Engine Section: 85.2m
  • Heat Radiator Wings: 42.8m
Beam 63.4m
  • Life Support Section: 57.3m
  • Engine Section: 20m diameter
  • Heat Radiator Wings: 66.7m diameter
Draught 66.7m
  • Life Support Section: 33.3m
Mass 19.4 million kg
Ship's Complement
  • Officers: 5
  • Crew: 40
Navigation Warp Celestial Guidance
Communication Laser Radiotelemetry
Computer Intermediate Independent Thought Memory Scan
Weapons 2 forward lasers

Performance

Range (Standard) 25 light years
Range (Maximum) 40 light years
Velocity (Cruising) Warp 2 (8c)
Velocity (Maximum) Warp 2.5 (15.6c)
Typical Voyage Duration 3.8 years (Sol-Tau Ceti)
Maximum Voyage Duration 6 years
Life Support
  • Gravity: .4-1.0g
  • Atmosphere: 20% O2; 11% humidity
Sustenance Duration 4.5 years at Standard Ship's Complement

References