- For other uses, see Odyssey.
The Odyssey-class was a type of Federation starship that was the pinnacle of Federation starship design and would carry the Federation into a new generation of exploration in the 25th century. It was designed to be a dreadnought and an explorer. It is one of the largest starships created by Starfleet, surpassing even the Galaxy-class in size. (STO video game: Star Trek Online)
The Odyssey-class featured the ability for saucer separation much like the Galaxy-class. The chevron-shaped saucer section could be separated from the stardrive section, allowing greater maneuverability to the stardrive section. The chevron section can be reattached to the stardrive section at any time. In addition, an Aquarius-class escort ship is docked to the rear of the ship's stardrive (roughly where the secondary shuttle bay would be located on a Sovereign-class), which can be deployed at will. It also carries six workbees in the main shuttlebay for field repairs.
The pinnacle of the Odyssey-class's technological achievement was the advanced quantum slipstream drive carried aboard all Odyssey-class vessels. The advanced quantum slipstream drive propelled the Odyssey-class to its fastest speed, transwarp 34.71+.
The bridge of the vessel is cavernous and features a viewscreen separate from the forward viewport, with crew stations in an oval around the chairs for the commanding and first officers. The captain's ready room is on the starboard side of the bridge, with a turbolift on the port wall and a dedicated transporter pad set into the aft wall. There is an observation deck by the forward viewport and a second, partial crew deck down a flight of stairs. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)
The prototype USS Odyssey was launched in 2409 and taken on a trial cruise by one of Starfleet's leading captains. The first stage of the test involved scanning a group of satellites. During the subsequent weapons testing stage they attacked and destroyed a group of derelict Borg ships set up as targets.
At that moment a Klingon dreadnought arrived in Mars orbit. The captain took the ship after it and attacked the vessel, eventually inflicting severe enough damage to force them into retreat. (STO mission: "The Odyssey Class")
As the newest, most advanced class in the fleet, it was fitting that the seventh Federation flagship and the eighth iteration of the starship Enterprise be one of them. The USS Enterprise-F was launched later in 2409 under the command of Captain Va'Kel Shon. The Enterprise's first mission was to lead Starfleet reinforcements to Deep Space 9 to aid in the starbase's recapture from Dominion forces under First Kar'ukan. (STO mission: "Boldly They Rode")
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||Odyssey class starships|
|Odyssey-class cruiser starships|
|standard configuration||Columbia • Enterprise • Odyssey • Houston • Dennison • Verity • Yorktown (I)|
|variant configurations||Endeavour-subclass: Endeavour • Sojourner-subclass: Sojourner • Verity-subclass: Verity • Yorktown-subclass: Enterprise • Yorktown (II)|
|Terran Empire Starfleet
|standard configuration||Enterprise-F • NC-1071-F • O'Brien • ISS Odyssey • Sato • Sisko • Spock|