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Research Science Vessel Retrofit

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Faction Federation-aligned.pngResearch Science Vessel Retrofit
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Science Vessel
Shield modifier:
Turn rate:

Bonus Power:
+15 auxiliary power
Bridge Officers:
Lieutenant Tactical Lieutenant Commander Engineering Commander Science Lieutenant Science Ensign Science
Fore 3 Aft 3
Device slots:
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200,000Fleet Credits
Admiralty stats:
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The Research Science Vessel Retrofit is an Admiral (Tier 5) level Federation Science Vessel. Players can obtain the vessel through the Shipyard for 200,000 Fleet Credits, as long as the player's Fleet has a Tier I shipyard.

All three classes of the Research Science Vessel are very distinct in appearance. Most Starfleet vessels have a saucer-shaped primary hull. However, these vessels have a spherical "saucer section" that isn't actually saucer-shaped. 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

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. The U.S.S. Pasteur is an example of this class of ship.

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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+10 ENG and TAC when Alone

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Subsystem Targeting[edit source]

The Research Science Vessel Retrofit 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.

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