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Old September 13 2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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Vesta class technical specifications

I've tried Search and it puts up too many "noise" posts.

Could someone direct me to a site or page where the technical specifications (size, speed, armament, crew, etc) for the Vesta class could be found, if such exists.
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Old September 13 2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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Memory Beta should do the trick. Most of the stats there come from an article about the Aventine in the Star Trek Magazine some time back.
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Old September 13 2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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TYVM!
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Old September 13 2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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There's a link to a PDF in this post by Mark Rademaker. It's the speclist that he, as the designer of the Vesta, came up with. This is amazing stuff.....

http://mark-rademaker.blogspot.nl/20...e-updates.html
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Old September 15 2012, 03:19 AM   #5
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Thanks Mage! Don't get more official than that!
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Old September 16 2012, 10:33 PM   #6
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Re: Vesta class technical specifications

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Thanks Mage! Don't get more official than that!
Although all fine and good, isn't it still just supposition by a fan and not actually official?
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Old September 17 2012, 06:58 AM   #7
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^Rademaker's design is the official design, so I would call it a little better than "supposition by a fan". But I see what you're really saying. The capabilities it has portrayed in the novels would carry more weight. The question is, are the authors following what Rademaker listed, making up their own stats, or some mix of the two?
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Old September 17 2012, 08:02 AM   #8
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^Rademaker's design is the official design, so I would call it a little better than "supposition by a fan". But I see what you're really saying. The capabilities it has portrayed in the novels would carry more weight. The question is, are the authors following what Rademaker listed, making up their own stats, or some mix of the two?

If I remember correctly, Mark's own specs call for 26 or 26 decks. And in one of the novels, there already has been a mentioning of a deck 30-something. So yeah, the writers are doing their own thing.
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Old September 20 2012, 10:24 PM   #9
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Re: Vesta class technical specifications

There is one thing that nags at me: runabouts as part of a starship's complement of attached craft.

I keep thinking, "Don't these things belong to starbases, outposts, and the like?"
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Old September 20 2012, 10:41 PM   #10
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^Rademaker's design is the official design, so I would call it a little better than "supposition by a fan". But I see what you're really saying. The capabilities it has portrayed in the novels would carry more weight. The question is, are the authors following what Rademaker listed, making up their own stats, or some mix of the two?

If I remember correctly, Mark's own specs call for 26 or 26 decks. And in one of the novels, there already has been a mentioning of a deck 30-something. So yeah, the writers are doing their own thing.
So it's really the same as it was in TV Trek - Voyager had two warp cores and two computer cores on the big Master Systems Display at the rear of the bridge, but the stories made it clear they "really" had one of each.
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Old September 20 2012, 10:42 PM   #11
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There is one thing that nags at me: runabouts as part of a starship's complement of attached craft.

I keep thinking, "Don't these things belong to starbases, outposts, and the like?"
The Enterprise had a runabout in "Timescape" and some of the comics. So it's canonical that runabouts can be support craft for starships as well as starbases.
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There is one thing that nags at me: runabouts as part of a starship's complement of attached craft.

I keep thinking, "Don't these things belong to starbases, outposts, and the like?"
The Enterprise had a runabout in "Timescape" and some of the comics. So it's canonical that runabouts can be support craft for starships as well as starbases.
Which couldn't have been a temporary loan-out to the Enterprise whilst en route from one home base to another?

(Remembering that this particular Enterprise has dropped off runabouts to bases like DS9.)
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Old September 20 2012, 10:53 PM   #13
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Which couldn't have been a temporary loan-out to the Enterprise whilst en route from one home base to another?
What reason is there to surmise that? Why would you think that runabouts would be restricted to starbase use? I don't think anything was ever asserted to that effect in canon.
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Seems like a reasonable intuition that "Timescape" was an anomaly, and DS9 the norm. After all, these runabouts get their own registry numbers as a rule. Not a "slash" code appending it as an attached vessel to another ship like the several Shuttlecraft Galileo for example.
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Old September 21 2012, 09:32 PM   #15
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Perhaps, but for all we know said Runabout had NCC-1701-D/R2 or something pasted on the side. All we saw was stock Rio Grande footage and a couple new shots which had no visible lettering. In any case, no TNG-era shuttles had any /# seen, just the mothership's registration.

Didn't New Frontier have a Runabout assigned to the Excalibur?

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