USS Altair

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Deployment Information


The USS Altair is a powerful Prometheus Class Cruiser which served United Federation Starfleet during the Red Sun Rising campaign of 2385. The Altair was heavily damaged during this engagement and its Captain was killed during the assault. However the ship managed to bravely draw Floatilla fire away from the damaged USS Sheppard.

United Federation Starfleet Command decorated the Altair and ordered Cascadia Shipyards to begin a refit. The Altair was relaunched in 2387 under the command of Captain Edward Kracken. The ship is currently assigned to defensive deployment in the Telos Sector.

in the summer of the same year, during the El' Dorain Combine conflict, the USS Altair was assigned to the Midgar Sector to assist the flotilla under the USS Veracruz, where they were to assist the interception of the splintered EDC fleet heading towards the Deshima Station where it is believed they would use the Station as a staging point.

During the battle, the USS Altair, whilst in Multi-Vector Assault Mode, suffered a near-catastrophic loss: the automated 'Gamma' deck, which was utterly destroyed by a single blast from the appallingly powerful particle cannon employed by the EDC Dreadnought.

After the destruction of the El' Dorain Combine's Dreadnough, the USS Altair assisted in a 'Blockade' of the Deshima Station, which forced the crippled EDC forces to dock, and suffer near total Financial Attrition, thanks to the extreme docking and repair fees the Station's Administrators imposed upon them.

During the transit to SS Tranquility, the Altair also suffered complete computer communication with the permenantly unattached 'Beta' deck, which has caused questions to arise in regards to the safety of the MVA Mode when used at unusually long periods of time.

After a full repair and refit, particularly to the Computer systems governing the Multi-Vector Assault Mode, she is back in service Patrolling the Excalibur Star System.

Starship Design Statistics

  • Length :: 415 Meters
  • Width :: 163 Meters
  • Height :: 64 meters
  • Displacement :: 2,100,000 Metric Tons
  • Cargo Capacity :: 4.000
  • Hull Type :: Duranium/Tritantium Composite
  • Armour :: Ablative Armour
  • Decks :: 15
  • Crew :: 175
  • Evacuation Capacity :: 500