Introduction (blurb)Edit

Written by Rich Sternbach and Michael Okuda, the technical advisors to Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual takes you on a guided tour through the new U.S.S. Enterprise. From the bridge to the shuttlebays, from the transporter room to crews' quarters, this book provides a never-before-seen glimpse at the inner workings of the most incredible Starship ever conceived by two of the designers who helped create it.

Full of diagrams, technical schematics, and ship's plans, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual also takes a detailed look at the principles behind Star Trek's awesome technology -- from phasers to warp drive to the incredible holodeck!

A must for all fans, this is the one book that examines the full spectrum of technology behind the fantastic Star Trek: The Next Generation universe -- and gives fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses into the making of the hit television show!


  • 1.0 USS Enterprise Introduction
  • 2.0 Spacecraft Structure
  • 3.0 Command Systems
  • 4.0 Computer Systems
  • 5.0 Warp Propulsion Systems
  • 6.0 Impulse Propulsion Systems
  • 7.0 Utilities and Auxiliary Systems
  • 8.0 Communications
  • 9.0 Transporter Systems
  • 10.0 Science and Remote Sensing Systems
  • 11.0 Tactical Systems
  • 12.0 Environmental Systems
  • 13.0 Crew Support Systems
  • 14.0 Auxiliary Spacecraft Systems
  • 15.0 USS Enterprise Flight Operations
  • 16.0 Emergency Operations
  • 17.0 Conclusion



Robert AprilRobert W. BussardZefram CochraneRachel GarrettJames T. KirkJean-Luc PicardChristopher Pike

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS AmbassadorUSS EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-AUSS Enterprise-BUSS Enterprise-CUSS Enterprise-DUSS Enterprise-EUSS ExcelsiorUSS GalaxyUSS HokkaidoUSS YamatoUSS Yorktown

Starship classesEdit

Ambassador-classConstitution-classExcelsior-classGalaxy-classFerengi marauderNova-classOberth-classCardassian enhanced penetratorRenaissance-classRomulan warbird

Starship categoriesEdit

cargo carriercruiserexplorerscoutsurveyortanker

Auxiliary craftEdit

ASRVCaptain's yachtpersonnel shuttleshuttlecraftshuttlepodSphinx workpodType-6 shuttlecraftType-7 shuttlecraftType-9A shuttlecraftType-15 shuttlepodType-15A shuttlepodType-16 shuttlepod


class-1 probeclass-2 probeclass-3 probeclass-4 probeclass-5 probeclass-6 probeclass-7 probeclass-8 probeclass-9 probetype-IV phasertype-V phasertype-X phaser


Alpha Centauri colonyAntares Ship YardsEarthEarth Station McKinleyEpsilon Quinonez sectorGourami sectorMarsMilky Way GalaxyMutara sectorNarendraPlutoRangifer IIRigel IVSan Francisco Fleet YardsSol systemStarbase 326Starfleet HeadquartersUtopia Planitia Fleet YardsVelikan V

Races and culturesEdit

BorgCardassiandolphin (Atlantic bottlenose dolphinPacific bottlenose dolphin) • FerengiHumanKlingonRomulanTakaya's whale

States and organizationsEdit

Advanced Starship Design BureauKlingon EmpireStarfleetStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandStarfleet Regulatory AgencyStarfleet Spacecraft Design Advisory CommissionUnited Federation of Planets

Other referencesEdit

augmented personnel moduleaway teambattle bridgebattle sectionCerenkov radiationconnecting interhullDoppler compensatorEarth-Romulan Waremergency pressure garmentengineering hullExternal Support Modeextravehicular activityFederation Starfleet insigniafirst contactfrumium monocarboniteHeisenberg compensatorKhitomer Conferencelibrary computerLCARSlinguacodelow pressure environment garmentmatter/antimatter reaction assemblyPlanck timePrime Directiveprobered alertsarium krellidesaucer sectionstandard extravehicular work garmentStarfleet Life Contact Policy Directivestarbasestarshipsubspace tranceiverTranswarp Development Projectuniversal translatorWhale Probeyellow alert



20th century

1930s, the existence of antimatter was confirmed.

21st century

2061, Zefram Cochrane and his engineering team produced a fluctuation superimpeller, a precursor to warp drive.

23rd century

2215, development of the photon torpedo began.
2245, the USS Enterprise was commissioned.
2271, a different type of photon torpedo was introduced. The basic configuration was still in use until the late 24th century.
2277, the Enterprise emblem was adopted as the official insignia of Starfleet.
2284, the Enterprise was assigned to Starfleet Academy as a training vessel.
2285, the Enterprise was destroyed in the Mutara sector.
2286, the USS Enterprise-A was commissioned.

24th century

2337 the USS Hokkaido was the first starship to be fitted with ASRVs.
2243, the Galaxy Class Starship Development Project was officially approved.
6 July, the original warp propulsion system specifications for the Galaxy Class Project were transmitted to Utopia Planitia.
2344, the USS Enterprise-C was lost at Narendra III defending a Klingon outpost from a Romulan attack.
24 December, revised propulsion, systems and structural specifications for the Galaxy Class Project were sent to Utopia Planitia designers.
2350, 3 June, the first two spaceframe components of the USS Enterprise-D were gamma-welded together.
2356, 16 April, the first complete computer model of the Enterprise was tested at Utopia Planitia.
18 April, the computer model was demonstrated to Starfleet.
5 May, the unnamed NX-70637 was launched.
2363, 4 October, the USS Enterprise-D was offically commissioned.



Star Trek: The Next Generation reference works
In-universe Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical ManualUSS Enterprise NCC-1701-D BlueprintsQ's Guide to the Continuum
Real-world Star Trek: The Next Generation CompanionMake-Up FX JournalThe Making of Star Trek: First ContactStar Trek: The Next Generation - The Continuing MissionStar Trek: The Next Generation Sketchbook: The Movies

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