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Old September 13 2012, 05:20 AM   #46
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Re: USS Copernicus, NCC-640 or 623?

Dukhat,

Love the three-nacelled starship.

I don't think what we know of the ship's engineering helps us to know if the ship was older. We know that the ship had an atomic pile reactor. There was a real world analogy for this: the Chicago Pile-1. If we applied this analogy to this ship, we would have a starship powered by fission power. Do we have evidence that the Enterprise and her sister ships had another kind of reactor?

Article on Chicago Pile-1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Pile-1
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