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A Bajoran lightship.

Drawing of a Bajoran lightship.

The Bajoran lightship (also known as a sailship) was a craft used by the Bajorans that employed solar sails to use light pressure as a form of propulsion.

History and specifics

Bajorans used lightships to explore the space surrounding Bajor, with some reaching Cardassia after being propelled there by tachyon eddies in the Denorios Belt. The Cardassians admitted they had salvaged wreckage of such a vessel in 2371. (DS9 episode: "Explorers")

The Shabren-class was one class of lightship. (CCG set: Tenth Anniversary Collection[citation needed])

In the 22nd century, Akorem Laan was piloting a lightship when it entered the Bajoran wormhole and was sent forward in time to 2372 by the Prophets. (DS9 episode: "Accession")

In 2371, Benjamin Sisko built the Baraka, a replica of a lightship. With his son Jake, Sisko proved that the vessel could reach Cardassia, although only with help from the tachyon eddies to propel it. (DS9 episode: "Explorers")

Mirror universe

Lightships have also used by the Bajorans of the mirror universe. Annika Hansen once created a holographic representation of a lightship for Intendant Kira Nerys. (ST novel: Dark Passions, Book One)

In the 16th century, the Bajorans made first contact with the Cardassians when several Bajoran lightships, which were designed to explore the space surrounding Bajor, reaching Cardassia after being propelled there by tachyon eddies in the Denorios Belt. In the 24th century, this fact was frequently mentioned in the propaganda broadcasts of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance as evidence of the historic bond between the peoples of Bajor and Cardassia. (TNG - Mirror Universe novel: The Worst of Both Worlds)



Starship classes of Bajor
By name AntaresAssault classBestriDenoriosJanitzaInterceptorOrnathiaPerikianScoutShabren Bajor icon image.
By type assault vessel (2370's assault vessel) • freighterinterceptorlightshipraiderscoutshuttleprison shuttlewarship

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