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Research Science Vessel

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Faction Federation-aligned.pngResearch Science Vessel
Federation Research Science Vessel.png
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Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
Science Vessel
Shield modifier:
Turn rate:
Impulse modifier:
Inertia rating:
Bonus Power:
+15 auxiliary power
Bridge Officers:
Lieutenant Tactical Lieutenant Engineering Lieutenant Commander Science Ensign Science
Fore 3 Aft 2
Device slots:
Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 3
20,000Refined dilithium icon.png
Admiralty stats:
Adm eng fed.png 11 Adm tac fed.png 11 Adm sci fed.png 23

The Research Science Vessel is a Federation Science Vessel available at Commander rank (Tier 3). All three classes of the Research Science Vessel are very distinct in appearance. They have, unlike most Starfleet vessels, a spherical main hull rather than the typical saucer style and their pylons which lead to the nacelles are connected to the fore section of the secondary hull in an up-swept fashion. The nacelles are also very long, typically spanning the full length of the secondary hull.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Olympic class[edit | edit source]

Olympic class
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The Olympic class was initially designed as a hospital ship capable of warp 13, but was refitted for service in general scientific missions. The Olympic class is the smallest of the three Research Science Vessels by default. One of the most well-known vessels of this class is the U.S.S. Pasteur under the command of Captain Beverly Crusher.

Hope class[edit | edit source]

Hope class

The Hope class is the only one of the three that doesn't have a fully spherical main hull. The main hull has been compressed on the sides giving more of a yo-yo appearance. Its secondary hull follows the same compressed design.

Horizon class[edit | edit source]

Horizon class

The Horizon class Research Vessel has a unique shielded area of its primary hull. The section of the ship will glow in a pulse fashion from blue to white. It has a fairly curved secondary hull and is much larger at the aft section than the fore, giving a head-neck-body appearance.

Admiralty Ship[edit | edit source]

Admiralty Ship
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2.5x Critical Rating from SCI

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Subsystem Targeting[edit source]

The Research Science Vessel comes with built-in Subsystem Targeting abilities. These built-in abilities stay at Rank I and do not automatically rank up when acquiring higher tier Science starships. They are separate from Subsystem Targeting abilities gained through Tactical Space Bridge officer abilities.

Activating a subsystem targeting ability will upgrade all energy weapons to inflict a stacking power drain on the foe's targeted subsystem for the next 10 seconds. They will also have a small chance to knock the targeted subsystem offline for a short duration.

Sensor Analysis[edit source]

Sensor Analysis is an active toggle ability. While maintaining a Sensor Lock on a target, the player gains a stacking effect that either improves the damage and power drain against an enemy, or improves any heal directed towards an ally. This effect stacks every 3 seconds, to a maximum of 6 stacks after 18 continuous seconds. To maintain the desired effect, the player must hold the sensor lock.

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.

Comparison with Advanced Research Vessel[edit | edit source]

Research Science Vessel Advanced Research Vessel
Bridge Officers Boff lt tac.png Boff lt eng.png Boff ltcmdr sci.png Boff ens sci.png Boff lt tac.png Boff lt eng.png Boff ltcmdr sci.png Boff ens sci.png Boff ens univ.png
Consoles Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 3 Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 2 Console sci icon.png 3
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