Specifications - Nova Class Specifications


General specifications for a Nova Class Surveyor.

Sometimes described as the little sister in the new family of Starfleet vessels, the Nova Class Survey Frigate is part of the new breed of starships in service.

Aggressively designed, the small ship and its lack of amenities manage to surpass one’s first impression of its diminutive size. Known for its durability, the Nova Class has swiftly loss its status as a ‘little ship’ and is slowly gaining acclaim for their usefulness in making for more accurate missions to new areas of space, bringing back teraquads of data on individual systems that is disseminated amongst the fleets.

The Nova sports impressive weaponry for its size, and its scientific capabilities more than make up for its reduction in speed when compared to its larger ‘cousins’. Double deflector dishes also provide added security when far from a starbase or suitable repair facility, in that a single malfunctioning or damaged deflector will not prevent the ship from going to warp.

Highly accurate sensors and computer systems makes it the perfect tool to send into scarcely known territory and many discoveries have been made by Nova Classes finding things larger Explorer-type ships such as the Galaxy Class left behind.


Class Nova Class
Role Surveyor
Duration 50 years
Time Between Refits 2 years
Time Between Resupply 0 years


Length 140m
Width 55m
Height 34m
Decks 8


Officers 20
Enlisted Crew 70
Civilians 20


Cruise Speed Warp 5
Maximum Speed Warp 8
Emergency Speed Warp 8.55 (for 12 hours)

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields Metaphasic Shielding
Standard Shielding System
Weapon Systems Type VIII Array: 11
Burst-Fire Torpedo Launcher: 2
– Photon Torpedoes: 19
– Quantum Torpedoes: 10
Armament N/A

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 1
Shuttles Hunley Shuttle: 1
Type 9 Shuttle: 1
Waverider Shuttle: 1
Fighters N/A
Runabouts N/A