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The Luna-class was a type of starship in service to Starfleet in the late 24th century.

The Luna-class was designed by Dr. Xin Ra-Havreii, of Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on Mars, and initially conceived for scientific exploration of the Gamma Quadrant following the discovery of the Bajoran Wormhole. The project was sidelined by the impending threat from the Dominion, then restarted following the end of the Dominion War.

The Luna-class ships were the top of the line in Starfleet's scientific and exploratory pursuits on behalf of the United Federation of Planets. Each had an average crew of the 350 individuals and was approximately 450 meters long. Their shuttlebays were reminiscent of the old Constitution-class shuttlebays, having a more rounded opening door. They also featured a longer "runway" for shuttles as they entered and exited the ship.

All known Luna-class starships are named after moons. The first production lot was named after moons in the Sol system. (TTN novel: Taking Wing)

In January 2377, Ezri Dax considered applying for a post on a Luna class vessel, although, as Benjamin Sisko told her, it would be several years before they became operational. (DS9 novel: Warpath)

After the Borg Invasion of 2381, President Nanietta Bacco promised that more Luna-class ships would be built and that exploration would continue in the face of the recent disaster. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)

Views of a Luna-class starship
The Luna class USS Titan

Known ships

Background

Star Trek Nemesis established William T. Riker's new command, the USS Titan, but offered no information about that ship. When Pocket Books launched the Star Trek: Titan book series, they held a competition to design the new Luna class. The winning design by Sean Tourangeau was announced on October 6, 2005. Tourangeau then worked with artist Ellery O'Connell to develop a 3D model of the Titan, which debuted on the cover of the fourth Titan novel, Sword of Damocles.

The original notes which laid out the basis of the design can be found here.

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Luna-class exploration cruisers were a class of starship introduced in 2378, and quickly became the top of the line in the Federation Starfleet's scientific and exploratory pursuits on behalf of the United Federation of Planets. Each had an average crew of 350 individuals and was approximately 450 meters long.

The Luna class was designed by Dr. Xin Ra-Havreii, of Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards on Mars, and initially conceived for scientific exploration of the Gamma Quadrant following the discovery of the Bajoran Wormhole. The project was sidelined by the impending threat from the Dominion, then restarted following the end of the Dominion War. The prototype, USS Luna was launched for a shakedown cruise in 2377 but she was destroyed by a warp core breach. In 2380, after the launch of the USS Titan, and the USS Europa, a second USS Luna was launched. (Star Trek: Titan novel: Taking Wing; Star Trek: Luna)

Their shuttlebays were reminiscent of the old Constitution-class shuttlebays, having a more rounded opening door. They also featured a longer "runway" for shuttles as they entered and exited the ship.

All Luna-class starships were named after moons. The first production lot was named after moons in the Sol system. (Star Trek: Titan novel: Taking Wing)

In January 2377, Ezri Dax considered applying for a post on a Luna class vessel, although, as Benjamin Sisko told her, it would be several years before they became operational. (DS9 novel: Warpath)

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Fan continuities

Star Trek: War Aftermath

With the growing threat from the Dominion, the Luna-class starships originally intended for scientific exploration of the Gamma Quadrant were reallocated towards the war effort. After the war, a number of Luna-class ships, including the USS Titan were temporarily decommissioned and refit for eventual exploration of the Beta Quadrant. The USS Lambda Paz and USS Europa, however, were among the ships that remained in service as part of the peacekeeping force in Cardassian space. (Star Trek: War Aftermath, The True Way)

RIS Bouteina

Although the Luna-class was originally designed as an exploration cruiser, at least one ship of that class, the USS Bianca was also used to chase out pirates, as she was used in Operation Telenoes to fight the Prime Industries cartel. (RIS Bouteina: "Distress Call")

Also, the Pac-Men designed the predecessor of the class (as the Pac-Man Dreadnought) and demanded that the Federation grants the Pac-Men the right to build Luna-class ships as Mark II Pac-Man dreadnoughts. (RIS Bouteina: "Extraordinary Summit")

Background

The design of the Titan, and her sister ships of the Luna class, was made a contest by Pocket Books, allowing fans to send in ideas for the ships appearance. The winning design, pictured, was created by Sean Tourangeau, and announced on October 6, 2005.


Luna class exploratory cruisers
Alcubierre - Amalthea - Bianca - Callisto - Charon - Daedalus - Europa - Galatea - Ganymede - Hyperion - Io - Jerrado - Luna (I) - Luna (II) - Oberon - Rhea - Tethys - Titan - Triton

External links

Luna class article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.


This article uses material from the "Luna class" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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