Sunday, January 10, 2016

Aerie Class

General Information
Origin: Federation
Accommodation: 2 to 20 crew, 80-person evacuation limit
Classification: Scout/Surveyor
Commissioned: 2373 (Block II)
Expected Hull Life: 60 years

Length: 105 meters
Width: 66.9 meters
Height: 19 meters
Decks: 5
Mass: 5,300 metric tons

Warp Speeds
Standard Cruise: Warp 5
Maximum Cruise: Warp 7.5
Maximum Rated: Warp 8.2 (for 16 hours)

4 x Type-VIII Twin-Mount Phaser Banks
2 x Micro-Torpedo Launchers

Defensive Systems
Standard Shield System
Standard Duranium/Tritanium Single Hull
Low-level Structural Integrity Field

Auxiliary Craft
1 x Type-18 Shuttlepod

Transporter Systems
1 x 6-person General Use
1 x Cargo

Refit Cycle
Minor: 2 year
Standard: 2 years
Major: 30 years

The Aerie-class ships are small long range research vessels which the Federation ordered for non-Starfleet programs. Since they are not Starfleet vessels they do not need to have any military capability, and as such a majority of the vessels produced are purchased by private parties and research groups. Private owners often add minimal weaponry.

Vessels in use by Starfleet have been upgraded to include defensive weaponry such as phaser banks and micro-torpedo launchers.


These specifications were taken from the Daystrom Institute Technical Library ( for the “Raven Class” Federation starship and may not match other sources