USS Elysium Engineering Manual

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This manual has been designed to show, and elaborate into the USS Elysium's Operational Capabilities.

Class Overview

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 test bed vessel.

This led to the development of the Vesta-class starship. The first of her class, the USS Vesta, was herald as the Next Great Experiment, similar to the 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.

The Vesta Class starship was the test-bed for a number of new Starfleet technologies, including quantum slipstream drive which could allow the vessel to travel 65,000 light years in just three months. Systems installed as part of the slipstream drive included a quantum field focus controller at the front of the ship's main deflector and a chroniton integrator. The quantum field focus controller allowed the starship to keep shields and communication online and at 100% during slipstream travel. It could also be used as a beam intensifier. If the ship is heavily damaged and the field focuser is still online, power from the phasers and shields could be rerouted to the main deflection system and be used to ether create a shield bubble or a high intensity phaser beam which could be sustained for as long as power can be routed to the deflector array. The chroniton integrator could be used to take sensor readings several seconds into the future when the ship was using its slipstream drive.

Other experimental systems aboard the Aventine included a multidimensional wave-function analysis module, and a sympathetic fermion transceiver. Some of the systems being tested were deemed top secret. The multidimensional wave-function analysis module allowed the Vesta-class starship to detect inter-dimensional rifts in subspace and temporal distortions in space time up to 23 light years away.

The Vesta Class ships also played a major part in the Borg invasion of 2381, however, because of the class's use of several experimental technologies, much of the classes history is currently classified.

Vesta Class Specifications

  • Length :: 672 Meters
  • Width :: 192 Meters
  • Height :: 87 Meters
  • Displacement:: 3,255,000 metric tons
  • Haulage :: 24,000 metric tons
  • Hull Type :: Tritanium Polycomposite
  • Armour :: 15cm Microfiber Reinforced Ablative Armour
  • Decks :: 22
  • Officers :: 218
  • Enlisted :: 532
  • Total Crew :: 750
  • Emergency Capacity::5750



Deck Configuration

  • Deck 1: Bridge, Captain's Ready Room, Observation/Conference Lounge
  • Deck 2: CO's Quarters, XO's Quarters and Office, Enlisted Affairs Office, Emergency Batteries, Weapons Locker
  • Deck 3: Main Lounge, Senior Officer Quarters, Aft Viewing Lounge, Communications Array, Officers' Quarters, Gymnasium, Main Sickbay and Supports, CMO's Office
  • Deck 4: Officer Quarters, Crew Quarters, VIP Quarters, Transporter Rooms 1 & 2, Emergency Batteries, Chief Operations Officer's Office
  • Deck 5: Security Offices, Brig, Armoury 1, Security Training Facilities, CIO's Office, Aft Tactical Sensors, Crew Quarters, Holodecks 1 & 2, Cargo Bay 1
  • Deck 6: Main Computer Core (Level 1), Main Computer Core Control, Flight Control Room 1, Science Labs, Arboretum, Diplomatic Facilities, Civilian Quarters, Crew Quarters, Holodecks 3 & 4
  • Deck 7: Main Computer Core (Level 2), Main Shuttlebay (Lower), Astrometrics/Stellar Cartography, Main Science Lab, CSO's Office, Counsellor's Office, Hydroponics Bay, Ship's Library, Civilian Quarters, School, Officer's Mess
  • Deck 8: Main Computer Core (Level 3), Impulse Assembly, Weapons Locker, Engineering Lab, Shuttlebay Elevators, Upper Shuttle Maintenance & Storage, Forward Tactical Sensors
  • Deck 9: Main Computer Core (Level 4), Impulse Engines, Warp Core Subsystems, Lower Shuttle Maintenance & Storage, Dorsal Docking Port, Emergency Transporters, Crew Quarters
  • Deck 10: Impulse Assembly, Deuterium Injectors, Shuttle Repair & Machine Shop, Engineering Support Area, Industrial Replicators, Armoury 2, Crew Quarters, Holodecks 5 & 6, Primary Environmental Control, Cargo Bays 2-5
  • Deck 11: Auxiliary Deflector Controls, Shuttle Elevator Assembly, Airlock, Crew Quarters, Transporter Rooms 3 & 4, Airlocks, RCS Thrusters, Secondary Stores, Main shuttlebay (upper)
  • Deck 12: Auxiliary Deflector Array, Primary SIF/IDF/Shield Generators, Systems Support Compartment, Maintenance Bay 1
  • Deck 13: Torpedo Turrets Access, Torpedo Storage, Main Sensor Array, Deuterium Tanks, Science Labs, Crew Mess Hall (Aft), Maintenance Bay 2, Shuttle Storage
  • Deck 14: Deuterium Tanks, Flight Control Room 2, Turbolift Maintenance, Shuttlebay 2
  • Deck 15: Captain's Yacht Access, Secondary Computer Core (Level 1)Weapons Locker, Transporter Room 5, Cargo Bays 6 & 7, Tertiary Stores
  • Deck 16: Secondary Computer Core (Level 2), Reserve Antimatter Storage, Main Navigational Deflector, Deflector Control, Main Engineering, Chief Engineer's Office, Weapons Locker, Warp Nacelle Access, Cargo Bays 8 & 9, Emergency Transporters, Auxiliary Sickbay
  • Deck 17: Secondary Computer Core (Level 3), Aft Sensor Array, Deflector Assembly, Secondary Plasma Vent, Emergency Transporters
  • Deck 18: Deflector Assembly, Auxiliary SIF/IDF/Shield Generators, Multi-purpose Chamber (Upper), Crew Quarters, Auxiliary Bridge, Lateral Sensors
  • Deck 19: Secondary Communications Array, Emergency Batteries, Complementary Deflector Assembly, Multi-purpose Chamber (Lower), Primary Stores
  • Deck 20: Forward Torpedo Launchers (2), Torpedo Magazine, Probe Storage, Primary Communications Array, Tractor Beam Assembly, Turbolift Maintenance. Primary Waste Recyclamation
  • Deck 21: Antimatter Storage Pods, Forward Tractor Beam Emitter, Secondary SIF/IDF/Shield Generators, Cargo Bay 10 (Upper), Secondary Stores Antimatter Generator, Torpedo Magazine, Maintenance Bay 3, Cargo Bay 10 (Lower), Secondary Waste Reclamation, Secondary Environmental Control
  • Deck 22: Tractor Beam Assembly, Antimatter Generator, Antimatter Injectors, Secondary Sensor Array, Sensor Analysis Suite, Aft Tractor Beam Emitter, Aft Torpedo Launchers (2), Torpedo Magazine, Warp Core Jettison Hatch

System Diagnostics

All key operating systems and subsystems aboard the ship have a number of preprogrammed diagnostic software and procedures for use when actual or potential malfunctions are experienced. These various diagnostic protocols are generally classified into five different levels, each offering a different degree of crew verification of automated tests. Which type of diagnostic is used in a given situation will generally depend upon the criticality of a situation, and upon the amount of time available for the test procedures.

Level 1 Diagnostic - This refers to the most comprehensive type of system diagnostic, which is normally conducted on ship's systems. Extensive automated diagnostic routines are performed, but a Level 1 diagnostic requires a team of crew members to physically verify operation of system mechanisms and to system readings, rather than depending on the automated programs, thereby guarding against possible malfunctions in self-testing hardware and software. Level 1 diagnostics on major systems can take several hours, and in many cases, the subject system must be taken off-line for all tests to be performed.

Level 2 Diagnostic - This refers to a comprehensive system diagnostic protocol, which, like a Level 1, involves extensive automated routines, but requires crew verification of fewer operational elements. This yields a somewhat less reliable system analysis, but is a procedure that can be conducted in less than half the time of the more complex tests.

Level 3 Diagnostic - This protocol is similar to Level 1 and 2 diagnostics but involves crew verification of only key mechanics and systems readings. Level 3 diagnostics are intended to be performed in ten minutes or less.

Level 4 Diagnostic - This automated procedure is intended for use whenever trouble is suspected with a given system. This protocol is similar to Level 5, but involves more sophisticated batteries of automated diagnostics. For most systems, Level 4 diagnostics can be performed in less than 30 seconds.

Level 5 Diagnostic - This automated procedure is intended for routine use to verify system performance. Level 5 diagnostics, which usually require less than 2.5 seconds, are typically performed on most systems on at least a daily basis, and are also performed during crisis situations when time and system resources are carefully managed.

Tactical Strength and Systems


  • Type :: XII
  • Number of Arrays :: 15
  • Number of Pulse Cannons:: 2
  • Strength and Power Output :: 178,000 TeraWatt
  • Effective Range :: 1.500.000 Kilometers

Torpedo Systems

  • Compliment :: 810 Torpedoes
  • Torpedo Types :: Photon 350, Quantum 450, Tri Cobalt 10
  • Number of Forward Launchers :: 3
  • Number of Aft Launchers :: 3
  • 2 Type IIB Ventral Rapid Fire Torpedo Turrets
  • Range :: 3.500.000


Propulsion Systems


  • Warp Reactor Type :: Mark XII
  • Power Output :: 138 Petawatts
  • Nacelle Configuration :: Upswept Pylons
  • Maximum Velocity :: 9.998
  • Maximum Cruising Velocity :: 9.9

Quantum Slipstream Drive

  • Maximum Velocity:: 200,000,000c
  • 8 Hour Maximum (6 Hours cool down period between)

Impulse Systems

  • Number of Engines :: 2
  • Power Source :: HighMPact Vesta Class Mass Drivers
  • Number of Reactors :: 2
  • Power Output :: 84 Gigawatts
  • Maximum Impulse Velocity :: 0.85 Speed of Light
  • Maximum Standard Impulse Velocity :: 0.25 Speed of Light

Thruster Systems

  • Type :: Vesta Class Magneto-Hydrodynamic Gas-Fusion
  • Number :: 24
  • Output :: 4.2 Million Newtons


Quantum Field Focus Controller

Allows the Slipstream equipped vessel to keep Shields and Communications online at 100% power during slipstream travel.

Multidimensional Wave-Function Analysis Module

A system on QSD equipped vessels to detect interdimensional rifts in subspace and temporal distortions in space up to 23 light years away.

Chroniton Integrator

During Slipstream operation the Chroniton Intergrator is able to get sensor readings several seconds into the future. This prevents QSD equipped vessels from running into objects in space during slipstream travel.

Sensor Arrays

  • Number :: 35
  • Type :: Multi-Modal
  • Range :: 20 Light-years

Tactical Sensors

  • Number :: 28
  • Type :: Multi-Modal
  • Range :: 18 Light-years

Navigational Deflector

  • Type :: Molybdenum & Duranium Mesh
  • Power :: Two Graviton Polarity Generators
  • Output :: 256 Gigawatts
  • Field Strength :: 550 Millicochranes


  • Power :: 9 - 15 Gigawatt Multi-phase Graviton Polarity Sources
  • Field Strength :: 480 Millicochranes
  • Minimum Range :: 126 Million tons at 2 Kilometers
  • Maximum Range :: 1 ton at 30.000 Kilometers
  • Object Size Range :: Up to 920 Meters


  • Type ::: Personnel
    • Number :: 4
    • Payload :: 900 Kilograms
    • Range :: 40.000 Kilometers
    • Operations per Hour ::100 persons per Hour
  • Type ::: Cargo
    • Number :: 4
    • Payload ::100 Tons
    • Range :: 40.000 Kilometers
    • Operations per Hour :: 100 operations per Hour
  • Type :: Emergency
    • Number :: 6
    • Payload :: 900 Kilograms
    • Range :: 15.000 Kilometers
    • Operations per Hour :: 400 persons per Hour


  • Type :: AC-20 Bio-Neural Super System
  • Version :: LCARS 6.0
  • Storage Capacity :: 1738 MegaQuads
  • Processing Speed :: 825.000 ExaFLOPS

Communications Array

  • Short Range :: 2.800.000 Kilometers
  • Long Range :: 32 Light-years for Real-Time Transmission
  • Transmission Capacity :: 18.5 kiloquads per second
  • Transmission Speed :: Warp 9.9997

Support Craft

Shuttlebays : 2

Craft Manifest

  • 6 Type 11 Shuttles
  • 6 Type 9 Shuttles
  • 2 Danube Class Runabout
  • 2 Mustang Class Runabouts
  • 6 Type-III Workbee Maintenance Craft
  • 4 Class-1 Mantis Workpods
  • 2 Argo-Class Shuttles (w/Vehicle)
  • 1 Mark-VIII Roma-Class Auxiliary Scoutship