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Galaxy Exploration Cruiser Retrofit

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Faction FED25.pngExploration Cruiser Retrofit
Exploration Cruiser Refit Intro.jpg
Rank:
Rank background icon.png
Vice Admiral Rank icon (Federation).png
Tier:
5
Upgrade cost:
Upgrade.png Requires an Upgrade Token
Type:
Cruiser
Hull:
Tier 5: 40000
Lvl 50 T5U: 46000
Lvl 55 T5U: 49667
Lvl 60 T5U: 53333
Lvl 65 T5U: 60000
Hull modifier:
1.333333
Shield modifier:
1
Turn rate:
6
Impulse modifier:
0.15
Inertia rating:
25
Bonus Power:
+5 all power levels
Bridge Officers:
Lieutenant Tactical Commander Engineering Lieutenant Commander Engineering Ensign Engineering Lieutenant Science
Weapons:
Fore 4 Aft 4
Device slots:
4
Consoles:
Console tac icon.png 2 Console eng icon.png 4 Console sci icon.png 3
Console (T5-U):
Console tac icon.png +1
Cost:
2,000Zen small icon.png
1SRFED5.png
Admiralty stats:
Adm eng fed.png 55 Adm tac fed.png 15 Adm sci fed.png 20
Disambig icon.png This article is about the T5 playable starship. For the improved T6 version, see Andromeda Exploration Cruiser. For other uses, see Galaxy class.

The Galaxy-class Exploration Cruiser Retrofit is a Tier 5 (Level 50) Cruiser which may be flown by Starfleet characters, including Federation-aligned Romulan Republic and Dominion characters.

Players can obtain this starship from the Zen Store for 2,000 Zen small icon.png.

Purchasing this starship will unlock a Fleet Ship Module discount when purchasing the Fleet Galaxy Exploration Cruiser Retrofit.  

This ship can also be obtained by Federation players for free upon reaching level 61 by using their free SRCF5.png Starship Requisition token. 700-day Veterans will receive one of these tokens at level 50 as well. Note that obtaining this starship via the rank-up Starship Requisition token will not unlock it for your entire account, nor will it apply the fleet discount.

Overview[edit | edit source]

This Retrofit vessel is a heavily modified version of the (Tier 4) Exploration Cruiser. The most prominent Exploration Cruiser variant is the Galaxy class, which was the flagship of the fleet when it was first introduced in the late 2350s. The retrofit upgrades this class with the latest standard equipment used in the early 25th century.

Class variants

Class Information
Federation Exploration Cruiser (Galaxy).png
Galaxy class
SKIN UNLOCK: Free
Galaxy patch.png

Starfleet's top-of-the-line vessel in the mid-24th century, the most prominent Exploration Cruiser variant is the Galaxy class, which was the flagship of the fleet when it was first introduced in the late 2350s. The most well known Galaxy-class vessel was the USS Enterprise-D, commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. This is the shortest Exploration Cruiser variant, but the best known.

Federation Exploration Cruiser (Celestial).png
Celestial class
SKIN UNLOCK: Free, but only available on Tier 4 Exploration Cruiser variants
The design of the Celestial class has components reminiscent of the Ambassador class line of Starfleet cruisers. Distinguishing differences between the Celestial- and Ambassador-class designs are the straight pylons, conical warp nacelles and engineering hull, and the thicker saucer.
Federation Exploration Cruiser (Envoy).png
Envoy class
SKIN UNLOCK: Free, but only available on Tier 4 Exploration Cruiser variants
The Envoy variant is the longest of the three. The saucer and and neck are also the largest. The pylons are slightly banked and are forked toward the nacelle area. The ship is significantly bulkier than the other variants which feature smooth hulls. Its nacelles are less armored than the others with a field grille covering the bottom end of the nacelle.
Federation Exploration Cruiser (Monarch).png
Monarch class
SKIN UNLOCK: Free with any T5 or T6 Exploration Cruiser variant
Though similar in layout to the Galaxy, the Monarch class takes on harder edges, banked nacelles, and other structural changes throughout the spaceframe, incorporating lessons learned from its older siblings' 50 years of service. It is also tied with the Venture Class for the largest variant of the Exploration Cruiser line.
Federation Exploration Cruiser (Venture).png
Venture class
SKIN UNLOCK: Venture Exploration Cruiser Refit, 1500 Zen small icon.png
Based on the Galaxy-class design, the Venture class represents the pinnacle in Starship design. It has a longer more swept neck, and a more faceted main deflector. It also bears details reminiscent of the Sovereign class, such as the raised V-shaped platform on the primary hull detail, and a whiter-colored hull with darker markings. It is also tied with the Monarch class for the largest Exploration Cruiser variant.
Federation Exploration Cruiser (Andromeda).png
Andromeda class
SKIN UNLOCK: Andromeda Exploration Cruiser, 3000 Zen small icon.png
Andromeda class development patch.png

Following the success of the Pathfinder class in Operation Delta Rising, Starfleet Corps of Engineers teams at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards began work on updates of other core ship designs in the Federation fleet. The Andromeda-class Exploration Cruiser is the first ship from this effort to be released to Starfleet captains. An update of the famed Galaxy class that was the flagship of Starfleet in the mid-24th century, the Andromeda incorporates updated technology developed to give this ship improved capabilities for the difficult challenges Starfleet faces in the months ahead.

Starship Mastery[edit | edit source]

Starship Mastery
CRUISER
Absorptive Hull Plating
Absorptive Hull Plating
Absorptive Hull Plating
Rapid Repairs
Rapid Repairs
Rapid Repairs
Enhanced Hull Plating
Enhanced Hull Plating
Enhanced Hull Plating
Armored Hull
Armored Hull
Armored Hull
I
II
III
IV
Level Name Description
I Absorptive Hull Plating +25 Physical Damage Resistance Rating.
+25 Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating.
II Rapid Repairs Regenerates 1.25% of your maximum hull every 3 seconds in Space. Twice the amount is regenerated out of combat.
III Enhanced Hull Plating +25 All Energy Damage Resistance Rating.
+25 Radiation Damage Resistance Rating.
IV Armored Hull +10% Hull Hitpoints.
V No Starship Trait specified
VI Account-Wide Reclaim Unlock Complete this tier of Starship Mastery to be allowed to claim this starship on any character on this account.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

This vessel includes the [Console - Universal - Saucer Separation]. This console is part of the Enhanced Engineering Systems Set.

Cruiser commands[edit source]

The Galaxy-class Exploration Cruiser Retrofit supports the following cruiser commands:

Standard configuration[edit | edit source]

Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.

Ship comparison[edit | edit source]

The following table compares T5 Federation Cruisers.

Ship Rank Tier Hull  Hull modifier  Shield modifier  Fore weapons Aft weapons Can equip dual cannons? Console tac icon.png Console eng icon.png Console sci icon.png Ship Devices Hangar Bay slots Uni BOffs Turn rate Impulse modifier IR Cost

Admiralty ship[edit | edit source]

Admiralty Ship
Shipshot Background Admiralty.png
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Shipshot Frame Engineering.png
Shipshot Frame Rare.png
Adm eng fed.png 55 Adm tac fed.png 15 Adm sci fed.png 20
+20 SCI and TAC when Alone

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On 6 March 2014, the Exploration Cruiser Retrofit was included as part of a "Galaxy Revamp Bundle", which also includes the Exploration Cruiser Refit and Dreadnought Cruiser. The Saucer Separation animation was updated with the same technology as the Odyssey's Chevron Separation, allowing saucer separation while moving.
  • The Bundle's Saucer Separation and Antimatter Spread consoles form a 2pc set which boosts hull and armor ratings, as well as a +1 bonus to turn rate. Both consoles can be used on this ship, the Dreadnought Cruiser, or either Fleet variant.
  • The Cloaking Device console cannot be used on this ship.
  • The Galaxy-class exploration Cruiser was remodeled in April 2015 to more closely match her canon appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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