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See also Away Team, a video game.

An away team is a team of specialized personnel from a Starfleet starship or starbase that are assembled to perform a mission on a planet's surface or aboard another starship. Starfleet captain's are prohibited from leading away missions (unless circumstances dictate their presence), and away missions are usually led by the first officer.

The term away team has been used since the 22nd century, but during the 23rd century away teams were often referred to as landing parties.

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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An away team is comprised of a group of starship or starbase crewmembers, disembarking their assignment to undertake excursions either on a planet, another starship or another starbase. An away team undertakes what is called an away mission.

Away teams can perform a variety of duties on their away mission. This could include:

They can transport to their destination by either transporter or shuttlecraft.

Prior to the Federation Starfleet forming, Earth Starfleet utilized the term "away team" during the 22nd century. (ENT: "Broken Bow", et al)

This term fell out of use during the 23rd century; Federation Starfleet personnel preferred the term "landing party". (TOS: "The Cage", et al)

By the 24th century, the term was utilised again. In this timeframe, Starfleet regulations dictated the first officer assemble and lead the away team, and the second officer be one of the team's members. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "Time's Arrow") Under Starfleet Code Section 12, Paragraph 4 of these same regulations, the commanding officer was prohibited in most cases from joining the away team, with his or her place being on the bridge. (TNG: "Gambit, Part I"; Star Trek Nemesis)

Other teams

  • Arctic Archaeology Team
    • A-6 Excavation Team
  • Assault team
  • Engineering team
    • Diagnostic team
  • Forensic team
  • Observer team
  • Security team
  • Survey team

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