Designed by Mark Rademaker, the Vesta Class starship, here the U.S.S. Aventine, appeared in one of the Ships of the Line Calendars a couple of years ago. We have here a side and top profile, as well as a the image that appeared in the calendar itself.
Having progressed to Lieutenant Commander within Star Trek Online, and enjoying the newest additions that came out today, I thought I would take this opportunity to show off our current starship: the Federation Science Vessel U.S.S. Rembrandt, NCC-93276. Her design consists of a combination of components from the Aurora Class, the Quasar Class, and the Rhode Island Class starships. We also outfitted her with my Prototype Red Matter capacitor, Enhanced Plasma Manifold, and the new Photonic Dsiplacer Module.
The only Tier3 specialty vessel currently available in the Star Trek Online C-Store, comes the Thunderchild Class. The first U.S.S. Thunderchild was an Akira Class starship that fought the Borg at the Battle of Sector 001 in 2373. The Heavy Escort Refit: Thunderchild Class pays homage to the brave men and women who served aboard that vessel. This ship comes equipped with a Point Defense System. This console activates an automated Phaser Turret Point Defense System designed to defend the vessel from small craft, mines and targetable torpedoes, but that will also target larger vessels as well. This console can be equipped on any escort in any console slot.
The Exploration Cruiser Refit configuration includes the Venture, Galaxy, Celestial and Envoy classes. Unlocking the Exploration Cruiser Refit: Venture Class also unlocks the Venture Class costume for the Exploration Cruiser, the Exploration Cruiser Retrofit, and the Galaxy Dreadnought.
Moving into the Tier 4 specialty starships, we begin with the new Bellerophon Class Long Range Science Vessel
A variation of the Inrepid class, the Long Range Science Vessel Refit: Bellerophon Class takes its name from the U.S.S. Bellerophon, an Intrepid class vessel commanded by Admiral William Ross during the Dominion War. The Bellerophon Class comes equipped with a Nadeon Detonator Module. This console modification allows you to alter a Photon Torpedo so it generates a Photonic Shockwave upon impact. The Nadeon Detonator Module may be equipped on any Science Vessel in any console slot.
Completing the current add-ons to the Tier 2 starships available in Star Trek Online is the new Exeter Class. A variant on the famed Constitution Class, the Exeter honors the 400 crew members of the U.S.S. Exeter who were killed by a biological agent in 2268. The Exeter Class comes equipped with an Ionized Gas Sensor that provides a bonus to Starship Sensors and can modify a torpedo to track down and target a cloaked ship. The Ionized Gas Sensor can be equipped in any console slot of any Cruiser.
Just recently added as a new class available for the Tier 2 Federation Escorts comes the Gladius Class. A variant on the Saber Class that saw extensive action during the Dominion War, the Gladius has an updated look and technology for Starfleet captains in the 25th century. The Gladius Class comes equipped with an Impulse Capacitance Cell that can create an Impulse Burst, greatly increasing the ship’s speed and defense in combat for a short period of time. This console may be equipped in any console slot of any Escort.
The Rhode Island Class science vessel is a refit of the Nova Class, with a slightly updated look and new technology. Available in the C-Store, once purchased its components are interchangeable with the other Tier 2 science vessels. Science Vessel Refits come standard with a Photonic Displacer Module. This console module can be used to generate a photonic duplicate while masking the ship’s energy signature — a perfect decoy. The Photonic Displacer Module can be equipped on any Science Vessel in any console slot
Rounding out the posts on the Chariot Class starship are these incredible CGI renders. Sadly, I do not know who created these. If anyone does, please let me know so I can update this accordingly. This model is simply superb.
This design is more true to the Atolm sketch, and Jim Morvay’s first set of schematics. There are some noticeable differences, espcially in the command section of the primary hull. Alos the overall detailing has it fitting into the design principles of the Nemesis time-period.