Release date: February 2, 2010
The Galaxy-class Exploration Cruiser is a Tier 4 (Level 30) Cruiser which may be flown by Starfleet characters, including Federation-aligned Romulan Republic and Dominion characters. The faction restrictions of this starship can be removed by having a level 65 KDF character or by purchasing the Cross Faction Flying unlock from the Zen Store.
Players can obtain this starship from any Ship and Shuttle Requisitions officer for 10,000 .
The Galaxy class was made popular by the multiple-award winning series, Star Trek: The Next Generation where the most notable ship of its type was the U.S.S. Enterprise-D.
Purchasing the Legendary Ross Command Exploration Cruiser for 30,000 unlocks all existing ship variants.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free |
Starfleet's top-of-the-line vessel in the mid-24th century, the most prominent Exploration Cruiser variant is the Galaxy class, which was the flagship of the fleet when it was first introduced in the late 2350s. The most well known Galaxy-class vessel was the USS Enterprise-D, commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. This is the shortest Exploration Cruiser variant, but the best known.
On T5 and T6 variants, players may also select the "Galaxy Refit" nacelles, which have phaser strips on the dorsal side like on the Galaxy Dreadnought Cruiser and the first appearance of the U.S.S. Venture.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free, but only available on T4 variants |
The design of the Celestial class has components reminiscent of the Ambassador class line of Starfleet cruisers. Distinguishing differences between the Celestial- and Ambassador-class designs are the straight pylons, conical warp nacelles and engineering hull, and the thicker saucer.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free, but only available on T4 variants |
The Envoy variant is the longest of the three. The saucer and and neck are also the largest. The pylons are slightly banked and are forked toward the nacelle area. The ship is significantly bulkier than the other variants which feature smooth hulls. Its nacelles are less armored than the others with a field grille covering the bottom end of the nacelle.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Free with any T5 or T6 variant|
Though similar in layout to the Galaxy, the Monarch class takes on harder edges, banked nacelles, and other structural changes throughout the spaceframe, incorporating lessons learned from its older siblings' 50 years of service. It is also tied with the Venture Class for the largest variant of the Exploration Cruiser line.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Venture Exploration Cruiser Refit, 150,000 |
Based on the Galaxy-class design, the Venture class represents the pinnacle in Starship design. It has a longer more swept neck, and a more faceted main deflector. It also bears details reminiscent of the Sovereign class, such as the raised V-shaped platform on the primary hull detail, and a whiter-colored hull with darker markings. It is also tied with the Monarch class for the largest Exploration Cruiser variant.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Andromeda Exploration Cruiser, 3,000 |
Following the success of the Pathfinder class in Operation Delta Rising, Starfleet Corps of Engineers teams at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards began work on updates of other core ship designs in the Federation fleet. The Andromeda-class Exploration Cruiser is the first ship from this effort to be released to Starfleet captains. An update of the famed Galaxy class that was the flagship of Starfleet in the mid-24th century, the Andromeda incorporates updated technology developed to give this ship improved capabilities for the difficult challenges Starfleet faces in the months ahead.
|SKIN UNLOCK: Legendary Ross Command Exploration Cruiser, 30,000 |
The Ross-class Exploration Cruiser, commissioned in the 2380s, is a hybrid of the Galaxy and Sovereign classes' aesthetics. Featured in the recently-launched Star Trek Adventures roleplaying show "Clear Skies", the U.S.S. Ross pioneers many advanced technology that will go on to become standard on Starfleet ships in the 25th century.
The Galaxy-class Exploration Cruiser supports the following cruiser commands:
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.
- The following table compares Tier 4 Federation starships.
|Kobayashi Maru Freighter||1||4||27300||1.092||0.9||3||2||✗||1||3||2||3||✗||✗||15||0.16||40||14|
|Prototype Light Exploration Cruiser||1||4||11500||1.15||1.1||4||3||✗||2||3||2||4||✗||9||0.15||30||1,500|
|Tactical Escort||30||4||25000||1||0.9||4||2||✓||3||2||2||2||✗||✗||17||0.2||70||10,000 • 1|
|Gemini Temporal Cruiser||30||4||31750||1.27||1.05||4||3||✗||3||3||2||4||✗||6||0.15||45||150,000|
|Exploration Cruiser||30||4||32500||1.3||1||4||3||✗||2||3||2||4||✗||✗||6||0.15||20||10,000 • 1|
|Tactical Escort Refit||30||4||25000||1||0.9||4||2||✓||3||3||2||2||✗||✗||17||0.2||70||150,000|
|Exploration Cruiser Refit||30||4||32500||1.3||1||4||3||✗||2||3||3||4||✗||6||0.15||25||150,000|
|Long Range Science Vessel||30||4||22500||0.9||1.3||3||3||✗||2||2||3||3||✗||✗||12||0.15||50||10,000 • 1|
|Long Range Science Vessel Refit||30||4||22500||0.9||1.3||3||3||✗||2||3||3||3||✗||12||0.15||50||150,000|
|+8 ENG per SciShip or TacShip|
In game screenshot of a Galaxy Class Starship at Deep Space 9 (old model)
- According to an interview with Adam Williams on Priority One, there was a variant for this ship class during production which had to be replaced. However, a preview screenshot was released on IGN.com. At the time of the interview he used the ship as his forums avatar, a nod to the fact that the ship "pissed off" Daniel Stahl, who ordered the ship to be redone. The variant that replaced this design was probably the Envoy class, as Williams described it as "the type 3, it's really blocky".
- The Galaxy skin for Exploration Cruisers was remodeled in April 2015 and January 2020 to more closely match her canon appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The second remodel brought the ships appearance in line with the large filming miniature that was originally constructed at the start of the series.
Playable starships (All Factions)
|Unlocking Cross-Faction Flying will grant the player the ability to use any starship, from any faction.|
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|DujHod Chariot • Kivra Shuttle • Rozhenko Timeship • To'Duj Fighter • Toron Shuttle|
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|Commander's Gig • Tiercel Shuttle • Kestrel Runabout • Scorpion Fighter|
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|See also||Ship requisitions officers • Fleet Ship Module • Starship Upgrade Requisition • Experimental Ship Upgrade Token • Cross Faction Flying Unlock|
|Starships by type: Small Craft • Freighter
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