- For other uses, see USS Vesta.
The USS Vesta (NCC-82601) was a 24th century Federation Starfleet starship, the Vesta-class multi-mission explorer prototype in Starfleet service from the 2380s decade. (TNG novel: Indistinguishable from Magic)
The Vesta was the first Starfleet vessel designed with a combined quantum slipstream/warp drive engine. The ship suffered structurally during its testing phase. Nevertheless, it served successfully as the template for future Vesta-starships. Following the tests, the remains of USS Vesta were stored in a ground-based facility of the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on Mars.
Late in the year 2381, Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway assigned the crews of USS Achilles and USS Quirinal to reconstruct the Vesta and return it to duty as a replacement for the recently lost USS Quirinal. Commander Tillum Drafar was put in charge of the operation, which Admiral Janeway granted four weeks to complete. The repair efforts exceeded that time estimate. Nevertheless, the Vesta launched later that year and Admiral Kenneth Montgomery assigned it to Project Full Circle. Captain Regina Farkas and the surviving crewmembers of the lost Full Circle ships were assigned as crew, and Admiral Janeway was assigned quarters on the ship.
In January 2382, the Vesta travelled to the Delta Quadrant. Its first mission was to repair and reinforce the subspace relay network established to maintain contact with Starfleet Command. (VOY novel: Protectors)
In 2409, cadets from Starfleet Academy watched the Vesta emerging from the interior docking bays of Earth Spacedock. Cadet Elisa Flores's admiration for its equipment meant that the ship was still state-of-the-art after three decades in service. (STO - Tutorial mission: "Graduation Day")
Khitomer Alliance flag officer in, or aligned with, Starfleet, deployed Vesta for missions around the galaxy's four quadrants as part of the four-quadrant strategy. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock", admiralty system)
In the year 2554, the Vesta was part of the Federation fleet present at Procyon V, led by the USS Enterprise-J. Temporal agent Captain Pavel Chekov directed the ships in the Battle of Procyon V against the invading Sphere Builders and their Temporal Liberation Front allies. Following the destruction of the expanse-generating sphere network, the Vesta joined the ships hunting down the Krenim temporal weapon ship KIV Annorax. (STO - Future Proof mission: "Ragnarok")
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- chief engineer
|Ships named Vesta|
|Federation, Starfleet||USS Vesta (NCC-302, Ceres-class) • USS Vesta (NCC-26284, Miranda-class) • USS Vesta (NCC-82601, Vesta-class) • see also: Vesta-class|
|Vesta-class multi-mission explorer starships|
|standard configuration||Aventine • Capitoline • Esquiline • Hypatia • Quirinal • Vesta • Viminal|
|variant configurations||Aventine-subclass: Aventine • Brigid-subclass: Brigid • Caelian-subclass: Caelian • Esquiline-subclass: Esquiline • Palatine-subclass: Palatine • Rademaker-subclass: Rademaker|
|Terran Empire, Starfleet
|standard configuration||ISS Esquiline • ISS Vesta|
|variant configurations||Aventine-subclass: ISS Aventine • Rademaker-subclass: ISS Rademaker|
|Ships assigned to Project Full Circle|
|Achilles • Curie • Demeter • Esquiline • Galen • Hawking • Planck • Quirinal • Vesta • Voyager|