The USS Al-Batani (NCC-42995) was a Federation Excelsior-class explorer in service to Starfleet in the mid to late 24th century. In 2357, the Al-Batani was undergoing an overhaul and command was given to Admiral Owen Paris for a five year mission. Al-Batani had an illustrious service career. (TLE novel: Deny Thy Father, ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia, RPG reference: Starfleet Operations Manual; RPG reference: Starships)
Following her graduation from Starfleet Academy, Ensign Kathryn Janeway was assigned to the Al-Batani as science officer. During her tour on the Al-Batani she participated in the Arias expedition. On one mission, the Al-Batani was trapped in a proto-nebula for several days, because of the intense gravimetric forces. (VOY episodes: "Caretaker", "Bride of Chaotica!", "Live Fast and Prosper", "Shattered")
- This starship was named after the astronomer and mathematician Muhammad ibn Jābir al-Harrānī al-Battānī.