The USS Asahi (pronunciation: Ah-Saw-he), one of the new Vesta-class starships. Like her sister ships, the Asahi is one of the first Federation starships to be equipped with an advanced quantum slipstream drive as well as many other new, experimental technology. However, how advanced the Asahi is, is not the important question. The important question; Is her crew worthy enough to boldly go where no one has gone before? Set in the year 2380. USS ASAHI SPECS Tab [tab=General Information] Research & Development Armament & Defenses Deck Layout Support Ships Additional Notes ASDB Research & Development:2370 - 2375 Construction:2375 - 2380 Shakedown Cruise:2380 Maiden Voyage:2380-Pres Construction Sites:Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards Senior Design Team Members:Mark Rademaker Montgomery Scott Leah Brahms Vesta-class Sisterships:USS Aventine USS Caelian USS Capitoline USS Esquiline USS Palatine USS Quirinal USS Vesta USS Viminal Tactical Systems:8 Type XII Phaser Arrays 2 Mark XII Phaser Cannons 4 Forward Torpedo Launchers 4 Rear Torpedo Launchers Torpedo Load:Photon Torpedoes Quantum Torpedoes Transphasic Torpedoes Tri-Cobalt Warheads Hull Composition:Heavy Duranium/Tritanium Alloy Tetraburnium Ablative Armor Multi-Layered Shield Output Systems:Regenerative Shielding Adaptive Metaphasic Shielding Emergency Structural Integrity Field Ablative Generator Automated Repair Systems:Self-Sealing Tripolymer/Duranium Gel Automatic Regeneration Matrix Stealth Systems:Interphase Cloaking Device Internal Systems: Automated Internal Defense Unit Emergency Blast Doors 1 Bridge (Sovereign-Class Module) Ready Room Observation Lounge Captain's Quarters Senior Officer Quarters Subspace Communications Systems Escape Pods 2Officer Quarters Armory Tactical Laboratory Escape Pods 3Suites / Guest Rooms / VIP Quarters Library Escape Pods Shuttlebay Observation Lounge 4Officer's Mess Crew Quarters Lateral Ship's Lounges 1 & 2 Escape Pods Armory Upper Main Shuttlebay - Shuttlebay Observation Deck 5Upper Gymnasiums 1 - 4 Transporter Rooms 1 & 2 Upper Holodecks 1 & 2 Auxiliary Control Crew Quarters Upper Computer Core Upper Arboretum / Hydroponics / Botanical Bay Main Shuttlebay 6Upper Auxiliary Deflector Dish Lower Gymnasiums 1 - 4 Lower Holodecks 1 & 2 Arboretum / Hydroponics / Botanical Bay Crew Quarters Escape Pods Computer Labs Computer Core Main Shuttlebay 7Lower Auxiliary Deflector Dish Holosuites 1 - 4 Lower Arboretum / Hydroponics / Botanical Bay Brig Armory Upper Cargo Bays 1 - 4 Crew Quarters Computer Core Lower Main Shuttlebay 8Upper Holodecks 3 & 4 Primary Sensor Arrays Sensor Maintenance Crew Quarters Computer Core Lower Cargo Bays 1 - 4 Escape Pods Transporter Rooms 7 & 8 Upper Runabout Bay 9EVA Airlocks / Docking Ports 1 - 4 Lower Holodecks 3 & 4 Crew Quarters Computer Core Lateral Mess Halls 1 & 2 Secondary Sensor Arrays Sensor Maintenance Upper Deuterium Fuel Tanking Runabout Bay 10Transporter Rooms 3 - 6 Crew Quarters & Civilian Quarters Educational Facilities Armory Lower Deuterium Fuel Tanking Emergency SIF Generator Lower Computer Core Lower Runabout Bay 11Upper Forward Lounge Stellar Cartography & Science Labs 1 - 20 Main Sickbay & Medical Labs Civilian Quarters Auditoriums 1 & 2 Escape Pods Upper Main Engineering Tractor Beam Emitter 12Lower Forward Lounge Crew Quarters & Civilian Quarters Replicating Center Forward Torpedo Bays 1 & 2 Phaser Cannons 1 & 2 Escape Pods Lower Main Engineering & Dilithium Chamber Armory Engineering Labs Interphasic Cloaking Device 13Forward Torpedo Launchers 1 & 2 Captain's Yacht Escape Pods 14Life Support Systems Holographic Systems Control Auxiliary Power 15Atmospheric Reprocessing Systems Secondary Sickbay 16Sympathetic Fermion Transceiver Quantum Field Focus Controller Chroniton Integrator 17Deflector Control Multidimensional Wave-Function Analysis Module Quantum Slipstream Core Upper Antimatter Storage Pods Aft Torpedo Launchers 1 & 2 Aft Torpedo Bays 1 & 2 18Upper Deflector Dish Transporter Rooms 9 & 10 Escape Pods Lower Antimatter Storage Pods, 19Deflector Dish Escape Pods Antimatter Fill Port & Injector Subsystems, 20Lower Deflector Dish Escape Pods Warp Core Ejection Systems 21Tractor Beam Emitter Shuttlecraft: 4 Type 11 Shuttlecraft 6 Type 18 Shuttlepods 6 Type II Modular Workbees 2 Delta-Flyer Class Runabouts 2 Starhowler-Class Runabouts (Reference) 6 Gryphon-Class Runabouts (Front|Persp|Persp|Side|Top|Back|Bottom) 1 Captain's Yacht Bio-Neural Gel Pack Computer System Network: Crew Interface Software - LCARS / Holomatrix Data Transfer Rate - 25-37 gigaquads/second Number of Dedicated Modules - 5000 Storage Capacity/Module - 1 petaquad Transporter Systems: 10 Transporter Rooms 12 Cargo Bay Transporters 10 Emergency Evacuation Transporters Warp Propulsion Systems: Primary Warp Reactor - 1 M/ARA Mark XII Alternative Warp Reactors - Quantum Slipstream Drive Normal Cruising Speed - Warp 8 Cruising Speed Duration - 50+ days Max Cruising Speed - Warp 9.99 Max Cruising Speed Duration - 12+ days Fuel (MRI) - Supercritical Cryogenic Deuterium Fuel (ARI) - Supercritical Cryogenic Anti Hydrogen M/A Reaction Moderating Element (Warp) - Ninth-phase Crystalline Dilithium M/A Reaction Moderating Element (QSD) - Second-phase Crystalline Benamite Fuel Replenishment - Bussard Scoop / Antimatter Generator Hyper-Subspace Communications: The principle is basically the same as with standard subspace communications, the only difference lying in the use of a tachyon beam applied to an artificial (preferably natural) itinerant pulsar to open a microwormhole sufficiently wide enough to transmit subspace messages and information. This new form of communication was developed by Lieutenant Reginald Barclay of the Pathfinder Project in an attempt to contact the USS Voyager that later succeeded and was used to keep lines of communication between Starfleet and Voyager.