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| Class Name = Starliner
|Class Name = Starliner
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| Image = Enterprise XCV-330.jpg
|Image = [[File:Enterprise XCV-330.jpg|220px|The USS ''Enterprise''.]]
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| Affiliation = [[United Earth]] [[United Earth Space Probe Agency|Space Probe Agency]]
|Affiliation = [[United Earth]]<br>[[United Earth Space Probe Agency]]
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| Type = [[probe]]
|Type = [[probe]]
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| Service period = mid-[[21st century|21st]] to early [[22nd century|22nd]] [[century]]
|Service period = mid-to-late [[21st century]] early [[22nd century]]
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| Length = 120 [[meter]]s
| Length = 120 [[meter]]s
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| Crew = 35
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| Crew = 35
 
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| altimage = [[File:STM UESP Enterprise.jpg|220px|Side view.]]
 
 
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A '''Starliner''' was a manned interstellar probe developed by the [[United Earth Space Probe Agency]] of [[Earth]] during the [[21st century]].
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A '''Starliner''' was a manned interstellar probe developed by the [[United Earth Space Probe Agency]] of [[Earth]] during the [[21st century|21st]] [[century]].
   
==History==
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==Service history==
Starliners were designed as manned interstellar probes, and were one of [[Earth]]'s earliest attempts at interstellar travel ({{r|ST|Star Trek Maps}}). They were a prototype design was based on [[Vulcan]] ships of that era, such as the {{class|Suurok}} ({{n|TOS|Ex Machina}}).
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Starliners were designed as manned interstellar [[probe]]s, and were one of [[Earth]]'s earliest attempts at interstellar travel. They were a prototype design that was based on [[Vulcan]] ships of that era, such as the {{class|Suurok}}. ({{r|ST|Star Trek Maps}}, {{n|TOS|Ex Machina}})
   
A number were launched during the mid-to-late [[21st century]] towards target stars that lay within 15 [[light-year]]s of [[Sol]]. However, only the seventh, the {{pre|UESP|Enterprise}}, reached its destination of [[Alpha Centauri]] before the rest of the Starliners were overtaken by recently developed faster-than-light spaceships ({{r|ST|Star Trek Maps}}).
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:''Starliners actually predate the ''Suurok''-class by a century, making it unlikely that particular class could serve as a design inspiration.''
   
:''The ''Star Trek Maps'' timeline is difficult to align to the standard timeline. According to the source, [[Zefram Cochrane]] developed [[warp drive]] in [[2050]] (instead of [[2063]], and these ships were launched in the [[2050s]], implying that these ships are only capable of [[warp factor]] 1, ''i.e.'', light speed. It is unclear how the ''Enterprise'' reached its destination (in [[2039]]) 10–20 years before it was launched, however.''
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A number were launched during the early-to-late [[21st century|21st]] [[century]] towards target [[star]]s that lay within 15 [[light-year]]s of [[Sol]]. However, only the seventh, the {{pre|UESP|Enterprise}}, reached its destination of [[Alpha Centauri]] before the rest of the Starliners were overtaken by recently developed faster-than-light spaceships. ({{r|ST|Star Trek Maps}})
   
The ships were later considered to be only unused prototypes ({{n|TOS|Ex Machina}}).
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:''The ''Star Trek Maps'' timeline is internally inconsistent. According to the source, these sublight ships were launched in the [[2050s]] [[decade]] and subsequently surpassed by the first warp vessels, yet the ''Enterprise'' is also stated to have reached its destination in [[2039]], 11 [[year]]s prior to the earliest launch date.''
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The ships were later considered to be only unused prototypes. ({{n|TOS|Ex Machina}})
   
 
:''Taken with ''Star Trek Maps'', this may be in in error or due to the ships being largely obsolete before they reached their destinations.''
 
:''Taken with ''Star Trek Maps'', this may be in in error or due to the ships being largely obsolete before they reached their destinations.''
   
They remained in use however. The Starliner {{pre|UESP|Lafayette}} later colonized the [[planet]] of [[New Paris]] in the [[Omega Aurigae]] system ''circa'' [[2105]] ({{r|ST|Star Trek Maps}}), while the ''Enterprise'' survived to receive ""SS" and "USS" prefixes ({{r|ST|The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture|Star Trek Encyclopedia}}). Portraits of these ships were displayed in the [[602 Club]] in [[2143]] and [[Admiral]] [[Maxwell Forrest]]'s office in [[2154]] ({{e|ENT|First Flight|Home}}).
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They remained in use however. The Starliner {{pre|UESP|Lafayette}} later colonized the [[planet]] of [[New Paris]] in the [[Omega Aurigae]] system ''circa'' [[2105]] ({{r|ST|Star Trek Maps}}), while the ''Enterprise'' survived to receive "SS" and "USS" prefixes ({{r|ST|The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture|Star Trek Encyclopedia}}). Portraits of these ships were displayed in the [[602 Club]] in [[2143]] and [[Admiral]] [[Maxwell Forrest]]'s office in [[2154]]. ({{e|ENT|First Flight|Home}})
   
 
==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
A Starliner was 120 meters long and had a crew of 35 ({{r|ST|Star Trek Maps}}).
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A Starliner was 120 [[meter]]s long and had a crew of 35. ({{r|ST|Star Trek Maps}})
   
 
==Known vessels==
 
==Known vessels==
* {{pre|UESP|Enterprise}} (XCV-330)
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* {{pre|UESP|Enterprise}} (7, XCV-330)
 
* {{pre|UESP|Lafayette}}
 
* {{pre|UESP|Lafayette}}
   
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''[[Spaceflight Chronology]]'' also based the {{class|Declaration}} of ships on this image, though these were a much later and more advanced series of cruise-ships.
 
''[[Spaceflight Chronology]]'' also based the {{class|Declaration}} of ships on this image, though these were a much later and more advanced series of cruise-ships.
   
''[[Star Trek: Enterprise]]'' artist [[Doug Drexler]] based the [[Vulcan]] {{class|Suurok}} on this image. Following this, the {{n|TOS|Ex Machina}} later said this ship was only an unused prototype based on Vulcan designs and that the portrait had been mistakenly installed. It was removed and replaced with one of the [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'' (NX-01)]].
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''[[Star Trek: Enterprise]]'' artist [[Doug Drexler]] based the [[Vulcan]] {{class|Suurok}} on this image. Following this, the {{n|TOS|Ex Machina}} later said this ship was only an unused prototype based on Vulcan designs and that the portrait had been mistakenly installed. It was removed and replaced with one of the {{ship||Enterprise|NX-01| (NX-01)}}.
 
 
[[Category:Earth starship classes]]
 
[[Category:Earth starship classes]]

Latest revision as of 21:13, December 26, 2019

A Starliner was a manned interstellar probe developed by the United Earth Space Probe Agency of Earth during the 21st century.

Service historyEdit

Starliners were designed as manned interstellar probes, and were one of Earth's earliest attempts at interstellar travel. They were a prototype design that was based on Vulcan ships of that era, such as the Suurok-class. (ST reference: Star Trek Maps, TOS novel: Ex Machina)

Starliners actually predate the Suurok-class by a century, making it unlikely that particular class could serve as a design inspiration.

A number were launched during the early-to-late 21st century towards target stars that lay within 15 light-years of Sol. However, only the seventh, the UESP Enterprise, reached its destination of Alpha Centauri before the rest of the Starliners were overtaken by recently developed faster-than-light spaceships. (ST reference: Star Trek Maps)

The Star Trek Maps timeline is internally inconsistent. According to the source, these sublight ships were launched in the 2050s decade and subsequently surpassed by the first warp vessels, yet the Enterprise is also stated to have reached its destination in 2039, 11 years prior to the earliest launch date.

The ships were later considered to be only unused prototypes. (TOS novel: Ex Machina)

Taken with Star Trek Maps, this may be in in error or due to the ships being largely obsolete before they reached their destinations.

They remained in use however. The Starliner UESP Lafayette later colonized the planet of New Paris in the Omega Aurigae system circa 2105 (ST reference: Star Trek Maps), while the Enterprise survived to receive "SS" and "USS" prefixes (ST references: The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek Encyclopedia). Portraits of these ships were displayed in the 602 Club in 2143 and Admiral Maxwell Forrest's office in 2154. (ENT episodes: "First Flight", "Home")

SpecificationsEdit

A Starliner was 120 meters long and had a crew of 35. (ST reference: Star Trek Maps)

Known vesselsEdit

BackgroundEdit

This class of ships in Star Trek Maps was based on a ship originally designed by Matt Jefferies during the early pre-production stage of Star Trek. After the show was cancelled, the design was considered for use in a planned, but never produced, sci-fi television series by Gene Roddenberry. A portrait of the ship later appeared in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Spaceflight Chronology also based the Declaration-class of ships on this image, though these were a much later and more advanced series of cruise-ships.

Star Trek: Enterprise artist Doug Drexler based the Vulcan Suurok-class on this image. Following this, the TOS novel: Ex Machina later said this ship was only an unused prototype based on Vulcan designs and that the portrait had been mistakenly installed. It was removed and replaced with one of the Enterprise (NX-01).

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