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2,350,000 metric tons
Warp 8.6-9.4 (12h)
Notes: The Excelsior class was originally designed as a test bed for Starfleet's first experimental transwarp drive. Having
been sabotaged in the engines' first transwarp test and having failed in all subsequent attempts, the Excelsior prototype was
refitted with a conventional warp drive. As full production started on the Excelsior class, the ship became the mainstay of
the fleet in the late 23rd and early 24th centuries, replacing the older Constitution class as the flagship class. The Excelsior
class remains in service today, more then 60 years after if was first launched, through a program of continuous enhancements to
the ships systems, being the personal flagship of choice for many admirals. The Excelsior class has two major refit variants,
the Enterprise-B type and the Lakota type. The Enterprise-B type, commissioned in the late 23rd century, has upgraded sensor and
science systems. The Lakota type, commissioned in 2372 right before the outbreak of the Dominion war, brought the weapon and
defensive systems up to standard with the Defiant and Sovereign classes.
The navigational deflector is designed to sweep dangerous particles, ranging in size from single atoms of hydrogen to small asteroids, from the path of a starship while traveling at relativistic velocities or warp speed. Without the navigation deflector even the smallest practical could possess large amounts of energy causing extreme damage to a ship ¬ís hull integrity if a collision were to take place.
The navigation deflector is normally mounted on the front of the secondary hull on Federation starships in a large dish shape depression. The deflector system consists of redundant graviton polarity generators that supply subspace field distor tion amplifiers. Mounted directly behind the deflector are the long range sensors that are used in conjunction with the deflector to scan for objects along the ships flight path.
The navigational deflector operates using two main components. In the first component the deflector emits a series of static low powered shields extending up to two kilometers in front of the ship. These deflector shields are designed deflect single atoms and other small particles from the ship¬ís path. The second component consists of a high powered deflector beam that is controlled by the long range sensors th at is used to deflect any large objects from the ship¬ís path.
The deflector system has also been known to be modified to emit high powered tractor beams or as a high energy weapon.
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