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. (VGR episodes: "Caretaker", "Bride of Chaotica!", "Live Fast and Prosper", and "Shattered").