Luna class

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Class Information
Expected Duration: 100 years
Resupply Interval: 5 years
Refit Interval: 10 years
Type: Cruiser
Role: Explorer
Length: 455 meters
Width: 205 meters
Height: 80 meters
Decks: 16
Warp Rating
Cruising Speed: Warp 8.4
Maximum Speed: Warp 9.8
Emergency Speed: Warp 9.98 (for 8 hours)
Officers: 75
Enlisted: 280
Marines: 0
Passengers: 100
Evacuation Capacity: 2,700
Auxiliary Craft


Captain's Yachts:
Tactical Systems
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The Luna-class is a class of Federation starship that served in Starfleet in the latter half of the twenty-fourth century.


General Overview

Class History

The Luna-class was designed by Dr. Xin Ra-Havreii, it was conceived initially for scientific exploration of the Gamma Quadrant (Its design beginning in the year following the discovery of the Bajoran Wormhole) The project was later sidelined by the impending threat from the Dominion (and Starfleet’s desire to focus on more defense orientated starships) and wasn’t restarted until the cessation of hostilities and Starfleet was once again able to focus on more scientific endeavors.

After a lengthy design and testing program the Luna-class was introduced into Starfleet in 2378, and in keeping with its original design brief of deep space exploration the class is fitting with some of the most advanced scientific equipment and state of the art propulsion technology. While the Luna class is capable of defending itself, being fitted with the most advanced defense technology Starfleet has to offer, its mission profile is geared toward science, this is reflected in its armaments and its compliment of auxiliary craft.

The pod on the dorsal of the Luna-Class houses not only dedicated probe launchers, but the most advanced sensor suite fitted to any federation vessel to date.

It is hoped that the Luna class will be able to pick up where the century old Excelsior Class will leave off at the end of its service life, that of a long distance explorer capable of long term deep space assignments that will push forward the boundaries of the Federations knowledge.

Technical Data

Physical Arrangement

The AeroWing Runabout docks to a port on the ventral surface of the saucer section. It is possible that later variants of the class may be fitted with a newer class of ship, but no new design for the Luna Class has gotten past the drawing board to date.

Deck Listing

Sub-deck A: Sensor Pod, Probe Launch Tubes 1-3, Primary and Secondary Sensor Arrays
Sub-deck B: Sensor Pod Access, Pod section life support control, Scientific Analysis center, Probe storage
Deck 1: Deck 1: Bridge, Conference Room, Captains Ready Room, Escape Pods, Crew Quarters, Airlocks
Deck 2: Senior Officer Quarters, Junior Officer Quarters, XO’s Office, VIP Quarters, Transporter Room 1
Deck 3: Crew Quarters, Escape Pods, Departmental Offices (CFCO, COO, CIO, CDO), Misc Offices, Briefing Room
Deck 4: Main Computer Core, Crew Quarters, Science Labs, CScO Office, Research Labs, Computer Core Maintenance Access, Escape Pods, Stellar Cartography
Deck 5: Main Computer Core, Medical Labs, Main Sickbay, CMO Office, Crew Quarters, Holodeck 1, Fusion Reactors, Impulse Engines, Escape Pods
Deck 6: Deuterium Tanks and Injectors, Main Computer Core, CSTO Office, Armoury 1, Brig, Docking Ports, RCS Thruster Assemblies, Main Sensor Array, Warp Nacelle Access Tubes
Deck 7: Deuterium Tanks and Injectors, Main Computer Core, CSTO Office, Armoury 1, Brig, Docking Ports, RCS Thruster Assemblies, Main Sensor Array, Warp Nacelle Access TubesWarp Core, Main Computer Core, Ships Library, Gym, Holodecks 2 + 3, Mess hall, Kitchen, Crew Lounge, CCO Office, Crew Quarters
Deck 8: Warp Core, Cargo Bay 1 + 2 (Upper), Transporter Room 2, Additional Shuttle Storage, Crew Quarters, Aft Tractor Emitter, Sensor Analysis Lab
Deck 9: Warp Core, Cargo Bay 1 + 2 (Lower), AeroWing Docking Port and Maintenance bay, Sensor array, Main Shuttlebay (Upper Level), Shuttle Flight Control Centre, Communications Array, Observation lounge
Deck 10: Warp Core, Main Engineering (Upper), Environmental Control (Life Support, Gravity Control), Main Shuttlebay (Lower Level), Shuttle Maintenance bay
Deck 11: Warp Core, Main Engineering (Lower), Navigational Deflector, Engineering Labs, CEO Office, Engineering Component Storage (Cargo Bay 3)
Deck 12: Warp Core, Navigational Deflector, Deflector Control, Torpedo Storage and Launcher System (Aft), Shield Generators, Docking Port
Deck 13: Warp Core, Navigational Deflector, Cargo Bay 4, Armoury 2, Escape Pods, Auxiliary Computer Core, Emergency Transporters, Sick bay 2
Deck 14: Warp Core, Navigational Deflector, Auxiliary Computer Core, Auxiliary Control Centre, Primary SIF Generators
Deck 15: Antimatter Storage Pods, Antimatter Generator, Antimatter Injection Assembly, Arboretum, Hydroponics Bay
Deck 16: Warp Core Ejection Mechanism, Torpedo Storage and Launcher System x2 (Fore), Main Tractor Beam Assembly

Starships Commissioned

Luna-class Starships
USS ArdeshirUSS ArielUSS FranciscoUSS OberonUSS PandoraUSS Proteus

Official Federation Starship Specifications
Corvette Classes
(< 200 meters)
Defiant-classJu`Day-classNaucrate-classNeptune-class (ENT) • NV-class (ENT) • Nova-classOberth-class (TME) • Oberth-Refit-classRaven-classSaber-classSentinel-classWright-class
Frigate Classes
(200-350 meters)
Centaur-classHalsey-class (TME) • Intrepid-classMiranda-class (TME) • Miranda-Refit-classNew Orleans-classOlympic-classPhobos-class (TME) • Steamrunner-class
Cruiser Classes
(350-550 meters)
Akira-classAmbassador-classConstitution-Refit-class (TME) • Excelsior-class (TME) • Excelsior-Refit-classLuna-classNebula-classNX-class (ENT) • Prometheus-class
Ship-of-the-Line Classes
(550-1000 meters)
Fighter Classes Avenger-classMustang-classPhantom-classSpitfire-classTyphoon-class
Shuttle Classes Hunley-class ShuttleType 1-class Shuttle (ENT) • Type 3-class Shuttle (TME) • Type 6-class ShuttleType 7-class ShuttleType 8-class ShuttleType 9-class ShuttleType 10-class ShuttleType 11-class ShuttleType 18-class Shuttle
Runabout and Transport Classes Argo-classAvro-classDanube-classDelta Flyer-classTalon-classTri-Star-class
Captain's Yachts Aerowing-classIncursion-classMark I-classMark II-classWaverider-class
Submarine Classes Cousteau-class
Maintenance Classes Inspection Pod (ENT) • Workbee