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Old April 11 2013, 11:09 AM   #16
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

saucer separation is dumb. its silly and leaves you with two awkward bits of ship that look rubbish on their own.

i can see where it might work as an emergency thing on a constitution class, but on newer ships where the primary and secondary hulls are basically one big continuous structure it would look especially aesthetically unappealing
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Old April 11 2013, 11:28 AM   #17
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

Janeway might not have asked and B'Elanna must have assumed she knew.

If there was a "usuable" aeroshuttle, they wouldn't have had to invent the Deta Flier.

It could be a really large escape pod who's gears and engines the primary ship needs to operate, in so that it's not to be used until it's time for all hands to abandon the ship anyway.
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Old April 11 2013, 12:01 PM   #18
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

Viewers never got to see the Aeroshuttle in action due to the limitations of television and story lines. The craft was designed for atmospheric descent and short-term missions. When it was designed, production intended to re-use the Danube-class sets for the Aeroshuttle. Test shots were created depicting the launch of the Aeroshuttle from Voyager. The launch scene was never completed or used on screen because the producers did not want to trump the similar launch sequence of the captain's yacht Cousteau from Star Trek: Insurrection.
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Old April 11 2013, 12:33 PM   #19
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

I would think not seeing as it can eject the warp core and is small enough to probably evacuate the ship using the escape pods.
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Old April 11 2013, 01:02 PM   #20
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

Well the 2nd computer core, could be a back-up core with enough funcationality to get the ship to the nearest starbase.
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Old April 11 2013, 02:18 PM   #21
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Well the 2nd computer core, could be a back-up core with enough funcationality to get the ship to the nearest starbase.
The Intrepid class is a great fit for scientific research on the fringe of Federation space.
In that context it's only logical that she'd have redundant systems where one set could be dedicated to keeping the ship running and on course while the other takes care of a the mission itself.
Think in terms of how the bridge and the CiC aboard a modern warship are both control centers which control ship-wide systems, but take care of completely different aspects.
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Old April 11 2013, 02:26 PM   #22
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

Intrepid's are not a science vessel.

Janeway scoffs about how inferior science vessels are in Equinox when talking about the Nova class.
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Old April 11 2013, 02:43 PM   #23
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

Does size matter?
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Old April 11 2013, 03:09 PM   #24
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

Seems not since Voyager is supposed to be tiny.

Voyager was a tenth the Size of a Kazon City Ship and could face off against ten of them with ease while at peak resources.
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Old April 11 2013, 03:27 PM   #25
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Intrepid's are not a science vessel.

Janeway scoffs about how inferior science vessels are in Equinox when talking about the Nova class.
The Nova is this era's equivalent to the old Oberth class. Lots of sensor equipment, but barely any teeth.
Considering how underpowered a true science vessel is, it's a miracle that Equinox even made it out of Kazon and Vidiian space in one piece.

The Intrepid is more like half a step below the Miranda. Pretty versatile, but it has to make so many trade-offs that it's just an Explorer, instead of a mixed class like the Galaxy. Something you can actually send into an area that was previously only seen on deep-space sensors and still have a good chance that it will survive for more than five minutes.
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Old April 11 2013, 03:32 PM   #26
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Does size matter?
As a survivor of a million "OMG Abramsprise 725metersTHATStooBiG!!!!!1!!11oneone" threads, I can tell you - it matters to Trekkies
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Old April 11 2013, 07:38 PM   #27
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Well the 2nd computer core, could be a back-up core with enough funcationality to get the ship to the nearest starbase.
The Intrepid class is a great fit for scientific research on the fringe of Federation space.
In that context it's only logical that she'd have redundant systems where one set could be dedicated to keeping the ship running and on course while the other takes care of a the mission itself.
Think in terms of how the bridge and the CiC aboard a modern warship are both control centers which control ship-wide systems, but take care of completely different aspects.
Could be parts issue or maintenance issue. They just might not have the parts to keep both cores working.
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Old April 12 2013, 04:37 AM   #28
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I'm inclined to think no, simply because there are no separate impulse engines on the saucer part of Voyager ...
Just like the Enterprise Dee's third torpedo tube is exposed when there is a saucer separation, when Voyager's saucer separates it exposes an additional impulse engine.

Better still would be a deployable third warp nacelle.

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I would think not seeing as it can eject the warp core ...
While Voyager did manage a single ejection, TNG suggests that the ability to eject a warp core in an emergency isn't a given.

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Well the 2nd computer core, could be a back-up core with enough funcationality to get the ship to the nearest starbase.
The secondary computer core is dedicated to Andorian midget porn.


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Old April 12 2013, 04:53 AM   #29
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

But if it's midgets you don't need that much space.
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Old April 12 2013, 08:30 AM   #30
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teacake wrote: View Post
But if it's midgets you don't need that much space.
This makes as much sense as anything else I've read on page 2.
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