Cochrane class (21st Century)

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Cochrane class
Cochrane class (SFC)
Cochrane class (SFC)
Commissioned 2066
Retired 2104

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]

Specifications
Length 206m Overall
Life Support Section 63.48m
Engine Section 85.2m
Heat Radiator Wings 42.8m
Beam 63.4m Overall
Life Support Section 57.3m
Engine Section 20m diameter
Heat Radiator Wings 66.7m
Draught 66.7m Overall
Life Support Section 33.3m
Mass 19.4 million kg
Complement 45
5 Officers
40 Crew
Navigation Warp Celestial Guidance
Communication Laser Radiotelemetry
Computer Intermediate Independent Thought Memory Scan
Weapons 2 forward lasers
Performance
Range Standard 25 light years
Maximum 40 light years
Velocity Cruising Warp 1
Maximum Warp 1.5[2]
Voyage Duration Typical 3.8 years (Sol-Tau Ceti)
Maximum 6 years
Life Support Gravity .4-1.0g
Atmosphere 20% O2, 11% humidity
Sustenance Duration 4.5 years at Standard Ship's Complement

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Cochrane class
Cochrane class (SFC)
Cochrane class (SFC)
Commissioned 2058
Retired 2077

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]

Specifications
Length 206m Overall
Life Support Section 63.48m
Engine Section 85.2m
Heat Radiator Wings 42.8m
Beam 63.4m Overall
Life Support Section 57.3m
Engine Section 20m diameter
Heat Radiator Wings 66.7m
Draught 66.7m Overall
Life Support Section 33.3m
Mass 19.4 million kg
Complement 45
5 Officers
40 Crew
Navigation Warp Celestial Guidance
Communication Laser Radiotelemetry
Computer Intermediate Independent Thought Memory Scan
Weapons 2 forward lasers
Performance
Range Standard 25 light years
Maximum 40 light years
Velocity Cruising Warp 2 (8c)
Maximum Warp 2.5 (15.6c)
Voyage Duration Typical 3.8 years (Sol-Tau Ceti)
Maximum 6 years
Life Support Gravity .4-1.0g
Atmosphere 20% O2, 11% humidity
Sustenance Duration 4.5 years at Standard Ship's Complement


Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Goldstein, Stan with Goldstein, Fred and Sternbach, Rick. Star Trek: Spaceflight Chronology. Wallaby Books, 1980.
  2. Although Star Trek: Spaceflight Chronology established that the Cochrane 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.