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USS Voyager
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Classe: Classe Intrepid
Registro: NCC-74656
Affiliazione: Federazione/Flotta Stellare
Stato: Attiva (2378)
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La USS Voyager (NCC-74656) è una nave stellare di Classe Intrepid della Federazione. E' stata lanciata nel 2371 ed è sotto il comando del Capitano Kathryn Janeway.

Costruzione e prima missioneModifica

USS Voyager in drydock

Voyager in cantiere

USS Voyager docked at DS9

La USS Voyager attracca a Deep Space 9

USS Voyager departing Deep Space 9

La Voyager lascia Deep Space 9

La USS Voyager fu costruita nei Cantieri navali di Utopia Planitia situati nell'orbita di Marte, e fu varata dalla Stazione Terrestre McKinley in data stellare 48038.5 nel 2371. (VOY: "Relativity") La nave uscì dai cantieri come una delle più veloci e avanzate navi stellari mai costruite, con un fattore di curvatura massimo di 9.975, circuiti bio-neurali, il Medico Olografico d'Emergenza, oltre ad essere stata la prima nave a provare il motore a curvatura di classe 9.

Janeway assunse il comando poco dopo il completamento della costruzione. L'ammiraglio Patterson la condusse in un giro della nave (quasi fosse uno spettacolo a quiz) e affermò che la Voyager, benché non fosse grande come una nave di Classe Galaxy, era "veloce e intelligente." (VOY: "Dall'altra parte dell'universo", "Relativity")


Informazioni di retroscenaQ disse nell'episodio VOY: "Diritto di morte" che "avrebbe scommesso che Riker" avrebbe preso il comando della USS Voyager, il che poteva implicare che gli fu effettivamente offerto il comando di quella nave prima di Janeway. Ciò potrebbe anche riferirsi alle prime voci che volevano Jonathan Frakes ingaggiato per quel ruolo.

Poco dopo il lancio della Voyager, il capo della sicurezza e secondo ufficiale della nave, il tenente Tuvok venne assegnato in una missione sotto copertura per infiltrarsi in una cellula su una nave Maquis, comandata da un ex-ufficiale della Flotta Stellare chiamato Chakotay. La nave Maquis risultò dispersa e la Voyager venne inviata per indagare.

Janeway reclutò Tom Paris, un ex-Maquis ed ufficiale della Flotta Stellare, figlio dell'Ammiraglio di primo piano Owen Paris, per aiutarla a rintracciare il vascello dei Maquis disperso nelle Badlands. Dopo aver lasciato Deep Space 9, la Voyager venne scagliata a una distanza di 70.000 anni luce nel Quadrante Delta, lo stesso destino subito dal vascello Maquis.

Numerosi membri dell'equipaggio rimasero uccisi nel trasferimento, fra i quali vi era il primo ufficiale, il timoniere, il capo ingegnere, il capo del teletrasporto e l'intero staff medico. L'equipaggio sopravvissuto di entrambi i vascelli venne soggiogato da un doloroso esame medico, condotto da un'entità nota come il Protettore. Il Protettore stava morendo, ed era in cerca di un compagno adatto affinché i suoi eredi potessero continuare a prendersi cura di una specie chiamata Ocampa dopo la sua morte.

Il Protettore non fu in grado di accoppiarsi con l'equipaggio, e li riportò alla loro nave. Sfortunatamente, due membri dell'equipaggio (uno dalla Voyager e uno dalla nave Maquis) si ammalarono dopo gli esperimenti, e furono inviati sul pianeta natale Ocampa, anziché essere curati. Janeway e Chakotay si accordarono per cooperare insieme al fine di recuperare i dispersi e ritornare a casa.

Sulla rotta per Ocampa, le due navi incontrarono un mercantile Talaxiano pilotato da Neelix, che acconsentì di aiutare l'equipaggio a ritrovare i compagni dispersi. I due membri dell'equipaggio furono finalmente recuperati e curati dal Dottore. Sfortunatamente in questo lasso di tempo le condizioni del Protettore peggiorarono, ed egli non fu più in grado di rimandare indietro le navi al Quadrante Alpha. Egli morì poco tempo dopo. A peggiorare le cose, una flotta Kazon giunse in prossimità della stazione del Protettore per tentare di prenderne il controllo. Durante la battaglia che ne conseguì, la nave Maquis venne distrutta, ed il suo equipaggio si trasferì sulla Voyager prima che la corsa suicida di Chakotay contro la nave da guerra Kazon pesantemente armata concluse il confronto. Sebbene Tuvok avesse potuto attivare il sistema per mandare la Voyager e la nave Maquis indietro, Janeway decise di distruggere la matrice per impedire che cada nelle mani dei Kazon-Ogla. (VOY: "Dall'altra parte dell'universo", "Cospirazione sulla Voyager")

USS Voyager experiencing molecular decohesion

La Voyager implementata da tecnologie Borg, affetta dalla destabilizzazione molecolare

La Voyager perse ufficialmente i contatti con la Flotta Stellare in data stellare 48307.5, a causa dell'enorme distanza dal Quadrante Alpha. Da quando la Val Jean è stata distrutta nella battaglia contro i Kazon, il suo intero equipaggio superstite si trasferì sulla USS Voyager per intraprendere il viaggio verso casa. Numerose posizioni chiave a bordo della Voyager, vacanti a causa delle ampie perdite, vennero occupate dall'equipaggio Maquis accolto a bordo. Il primo ufficiale medico deceduto, venne rimpiazzato dal MOE, nonostante fosse stato progettato originariamente solo per un operatività di breve periodo. (VOY: "Dall'altra parte dell'universo", "Riflessi nel ghiaccio", "La cruna dell'ago", "Lo sciame")

Durante i primi giorni nel Quadrante Delta, la Voyager incontrò tre nuove specie: i Talassiani, gli Ocampa e i Kazon. Neelix, un Talassiano, e una giovane Ocampa, Kes diventarono membri della Voyager dopo la dipartita del Guardiano. (VOY: "Dall'altra parte dell'universo", "Riflessi nel ghiaccio")

Conflitto con i KazonModifica

Vedi anche: Conflitto Voyager-Kazon

Nuvola apps clock Translation in progress - Traduzione in corso

La distruzione dell'ordigno del Protettore combined with Captain Janeway's policy of not sharing technology did not leave Voyager in good standing with the Kazon. To make matters worse, Voyager crewmembers like Seska and Michael Jonas, both former Maquis, did not agree with following Starfleet rules and regulations, believing them to be not worth making an enemy of the Kazon.

In 2371, Seska defected to the Kazon-Nistrim. She immediately began to reassert her Cardassian physiology and began supplying information about Voyager and training the Kazon in Cardassian battle tactics. Michael Jonas remained on Voyager and started supplying information to the Kazon sometime in 2372, before he was discovered and killed by Neelix. (VOY: "State of Flux", "Maneuvers", "Basics, Part I")

The year 2372 was marked by several devastating attacks by the Kazon, at one point being attacked four times over a two week period and losing three crewmembers. Commander Chakotay suggested forming an alliance with a few of the Kazon sects to ensure Voyager's safety through the region. Although hesitant, Captain Janeway eventually agreed to a meeting. Unfortunately, the summit was attacked by the Trabe in an effort to wipe out the Kazon leadership. Hostilities between Voyager and the Kazon continued throughout the year. (VOY: "Alliances")

Kazon carriers surround Voyager

The Kazon surround Voyager

By the end of the year, Voyager received a message from Seska saying that she had given birth to Chakotay's son and that the child was in danger of becoming a slave. The crew was immediately suspicious that Seska was luring Voyager into a trap, but rallied behind Chakotay and his responsibility to his son. After recovering Tierna, one of Seska's aids, the crew set a course of Kazon space. Unfortunately the crew's instincts proved to be correct: the whole thing was a setup, and during the ensuing battle Voyager was captured, and the crew was marooned on Hanon IV. (VOY: "Basics, Part I")

Fortunately, Tom Paris managed to escape the battle in a shuttle and reach a Talaxian colony nearby. With the help of the Talaxians, The Doctor, and Lon Suder, who had been left behind on the starship during the Kazon takeover, Paris and the Talaxians were able to retake Voyager and rescue the crew in early 2373. Seska was killed during the conflict, and her child was later found to be Maje Culluh's. Voyager left Kazon space a short time later. (VOY: "Basics, Part II")

Contatti con la Flotta StellareModifica

La EquinoxModifica

Voyager with the Equinox

The Equinox and Voyager

In 2376, Voyager responded to a Federation distress call from the starship USS Equinox commanded by Captain Rudolph Ransom. The vessel had been stranded in the Delta Quadrant by the Protettore as well, and had been suffering attacks by an unknown nucleogenic lifeform. Unknown to the Voyager crew, the Equinox crew had been performing illegal experiments on the aliens in an effort to enhance their warp drive and return home sooner. Upon discovering this, Captain Janeway had the Equinox crew arrested, but they soon escaped. Janeway began a manhunt for Ransom, much to the dissatisfaction of Chakotay, who believed that Janeway was crossing the line. He convinced her to negotiate a cease fire with the aliens, but was relieved of duty for opposing her harsh attitude towards Ransom. Eventually Voyager caught up with the Equinox. Ransom, in a last minute change of heart, decided to surrender to Janeway. Unfortunately, his first officer, Lieutenant Maxwell Burke, had other ideas, and relieved his captain of duty. Ransom and chief engineer Ensign Marla Gilmore managed to beam the Equinox personnel to Voyager, but were unable to save Burke and the rest of the bridge crew. After dropping the shields around the warp core, the aliens caused a warp core breach, destroying the Equinox.

The five surviving Equinox crewmembers were stripped of rank and ordered to serve as crewmen aboard Voyager, under close supervision with limited privileges. (VOY: "Equinox", "Equinox, Part II")

Il progetto PathfinderModifica

Voyager was declared officially lost by Starfleet in 2373. Approximately fourteen months later, The Doctor was transmitted to the USS Prometheus by way of a Hirogen relay station. He notified Starfleet of Voyager's position and returned with a message that the crew was "no longer alone." (VOY: "Message in a Bottle")

The Pathfinder Project was begun with the goal of establishing contact with the lost vessel. This was accomplished in 2376 thanks to the efforts of Lieutenant Reginald Barclay, formerly of the USS Enterprise-D. Barclay was able to open a small artificial wormhole, allowing for brief two-way communication with Voyager, and a short time later the crew was able to receive monthly data streams from Earth. (VOY: "Pathfinder", "Life Line")

By 2378, two-way visual communication was established for eleven minutes a day. Starfleet left the Voyager crew with the option of how to allocate the comm time, with most of the crew opting to contact their families in the Alpha Quadrant. (VOY: "Author, Author")

Missione ufficialeModifica

In 2378, for the first time in seven years, Voyager was given an official mission by Starfleet. Captain Janeway was ordered to locate and retrieve the Friendship One probe, launched in 2064 to contact alien species. Contact had been lost over a century earlier, but the probe's projected course took it into an area near Voyager's current location.

The probe was located on a planet in grid 310. Upon arrival, the crew found the planet in the middle of a nuclear winter, a result of a containment failure in their power grid. No life signs were detected, but none the less the team sent down to retrieve the probe was taken hostage by the surviving inhabitants. Suffering from radiation poisoning and desperate, they demanded to be evacuated to another planet, holding the Voyager crew responsible for sending the probe and destroying their world. Although the away team was rescued, Lieutenant Joe Carey was killed during the incident. The crew was able to eliminate the radiation in the atmosphere using photon torpedoes and retrieve the probe. (VOY: "Friendship One")

Voyager e viaggi nel tempoModifica

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Voyager flying over 1996 Los Angeles

Voyager 3D overview

Tuvok, Captain Janeway, and B'Elanna Torres observing the temporal anomalies on the ship

As noted by one Starfleet officer in the 29th century, Voyager appeared on their temporal sensors quite often. The vessel was involved in numerous temporal incidents and paradoxes throughout her journey.

In 2371, Voyager became trapped in a quantum singularity while responding to a distress call. It was discovered that the distress call had actually been sent by Voyager herself, and the crew was trying to rescue a time-delayed "reflection" of themselves. (VOY: "Parallax")

Later that year, a wormhole leading to the Alpha Quadrant was discovered. While it was quickly found be in an advanced state of decay and not suitable for travel, the crew was able to make contact with a Romulan ship on the other side. After finding a way of transporting the Romulan captain to Voyager, it was discovered that the Alpha Quadrant end of the wormhole was set twenty years in the past. The Romulan captain, Telek R'Mor, agreed to inform Starfleet of Voyager's location in 2371, but passed away in 2367, four years before he would have delivered the crews messages. (VOY: "Eye of the Needle")

A short time later, a future version of Kes arrived on Voyager, with the intent of handing the crew over to the Vidiians. During the ambush Kes helped set up, she was found trying to leave Voyager with her younger self and forced Captain Janeway to kill her. The younger Kes recorded a message to be played at some point in the future to make sure that the incident did not repeat itself. (VOY: "Fury")

In 2373 Voyager was attacked by a 29th century Federation vessel under the command of Captain Braxton. The ensuing battle led Voyager and the time ship to be pulled into the 20th century, with Voyager arriving in orbit of Earth in 1996, and Braxton arriving approximately thirty years earlier. During this time Voyager's EMH acquired a mobile holographic emitter that allowed him to exist in areas he normally couldn't. Another version of Braxton detected Voyager in 1996 and returned them to the 24th century Delta Quadrant. (VOY: "Future's End", "Future's End, Part II")

While testing Voyager's newly-completed quantum slipstream drive in 2375, Seven of Nine received a set of phase corrections through her Borg implants. Instead of stabilizing the slipstream, however, they collapsed it. Harry Kim, who was ahead of Voyager in the Delta Flyer mapping the threshold, insisted that he did not send the message. Embedded in the transmission received by Seven was a Starfleet security code belonging to Harry Kim. In it was a message from an older version of himself telling the younger Kim that he had made a mistake fifteen years prior that cost the lives of the Voyager crew, and that if he was seeing the message then "all of that has changed." (VOY: "Timeless")

One of the more complex temporal incidents encountered by the Voyager crew came in early 2376. Voyager began experiencing numerous temporal paradoxes throughout the ship, with time passing more quickly in certain areas and slowing down in others. It was estimated that the temporal distortions would destroy the ship in a matter of hours. A few seconds before the explosion, two Starfleet officers from the future recovered Seven of Nine. She had been drafted by Captain Braxton and Lieutenant Ducane of the timeship USS Relativity to prevent the explosion and capture the individual responsible for Voyager's destruction. After traveling through various points in Voyager's history, the culprit was revealed to be a future version of Braxton, intent on taking revenge on Voyager for being responsible for so many temporal incursions that caused the need for him to go into rehabilitation a second time. Although Braxton was captured, several temporal paradoxes were created during the incident, such as Captain Janeway and Tuvok meeting Seven in 2372 instead of 2374. Lieutenant Ducane determined it necessary to "clean up" the timeline, and because Seven of Nine was unable to make any further time jumps without injuring herself, Captain Janeway was enlisted. She successfully captured Braxton seconds after initially setting foot on Voyager, preventing the paradoxes. Afterwords, Ducane decided not to wipe Seven and Janeway's memories of the events, but left them with orders to remember the Temporal Prime Directive and not to discuss the experience with anyone. (VOY: "Relativity")

Later that year, Voyager visited a planet with a tachyon core, causing time to pass faster on the planet than the rest of galaxy. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

In 2377, a temporal anomaly was detected. It emitted a surge of temporal energy that split Voyager into multiple time periods throughout the ship. The crew was able to restore Voyager to temporal sync, with only Commander Chakotay retaining memory of the events. (VOY: "Shattered")

Rapporti con i BorgModifica

Vedi anche: Guerra Borg-Specie 8472

Borg skeleton

A Borg skeleton found by Voyager, signaling their proximity to Borg space

Although the Delta Quadrant remained mostly unexplored by the the later half of the 24th century, one thing that was known about the region was that it was home to the Borg. The Voyager crew knew the day would come when they would come face to face with the Collective.

The first indications that Voyager was approaching Borg space came in 2373, when the remains of a Borg drone were discovered on the Sakari homeworld. A short time later, a derelict Borg cube was discovered adrift in the Nekrit Expanse. (VOY: "Blood Fever", "Unity")

SevenofNineCube

Voyager follows the Borg cube

Nel 2373, la Voyager incontra la specie 8472, una specie proveniente da un'altro reame, dimostratasi più potente dei Borg. Durante questo periodo, la Voyager strinse un'alleanza temporanea con i Borg, rimanendo coinvolti per un breve periodo nella guerra tra Borg e specie 8472. La Voyager sviluppò un'arma a nanosonde da utilizzare contro la specie 8472, che infine si ritirarono dalla nostra galassia. L'alleanza fra la Voyager e i Borg apportò numerose aggiunte temporanee allo scafo esterno del vascello, composte da tecnologie Borg per consentire il lancio delle armi a nanosonde. Mentre la maggior parte della tecnologia Borg in seguito venne rimossa, molti componenti furono mantenuti al loro posto, in quanto miglioravano le prestazioni generali di diversi sistemi. Dopo questo incidente, un drone Borg con la designazione di Sette di Nove diventò parte integrante dell'equipaggio della Voyager. In questo periodo inoltre, Kes lasciò la Voyager, a causa delle sue crescenti capacità telepatiche. (VOY: "Il patto dello scorpione - prima parte", "Il patto dello scorpione - seconda parte", "L'addio di Kes")

USS Voyager fights Borg probe

A Borg probe attacks; Voyager defends itself

La Flotta Stellare riteneva che la Voyager era andata distrutta nelle Badlands fino al 2374, quando il MOE della nave venne trasmesso alla nave stellare della Federazione di USS Prometheus, tramite una stazione di comunicazione degli Hirogeni. La nave, in quel momento era sotto il controllo dei Romulani. Il Dottore, aiutato da un MOE tipo 2, riportò la nave alla Flotta Stellare, e parlò direttamente con il Quartier Generale della Flotta per chiarire la situazione. Nell'inventario della nave erano compresi 32 siluri fotonici di classe 6 in quel momento. (VOY: "Il messaggio in bottiglia")

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Dopo che il MOE fece rapporto sulla situazione della Voyager, il Centro Ricerche sulle Comunicazioni avviò il Progetto Pathfinder per trovare il modo di riportare o mantenere un contatto costante con la nave. Questo progetto era sotto il comando del comandante Peter Harkins ed era supervisionato dall'ammiraglio Paris. La forza trainante dietro l'ambizioso obiettivo di ristabilire le comunicazioni con la Voyager, tuttavia, era del tenente Reginald Barclay. (VOY: "Pathfinder")

Nel 2375, la Voyager trovò la USS Equinox, anch'essa bloccata nel quadrante Delta dal Protettore. Il capitano Janeway infine apprese degli esperimenti criminali dell'equipaggio della Equinox su una specie di forma di vita nucleogenica. Janeway accolse l'equipaggio rimanente della Equinox, e lo mise al lavoro sulla Voyager, sorvegliato costantemente dalla sicurezza e privandolo di ogni grado a loro assegnato. (VOY: "Equinox - prima parte", "Equinox - seconda parte")

All'inizio del 2376, venne finalmente stabilito il primo contatto fra il Comando della Flotta Stellare e la Voyager sulla Stazione MIDAS usando un micro-tunnel spaziale artificiale. Sebbene il periodo di scambio di dati fosse molto limitato, la Flotta Stellare, oltre a riuscire a fornire aggiornamenti tattici all'equipaggio della Voyager, scambiò conversazioni private fra l'equipaggio e i loro parenti del Quadrante Alpha. (VOY: "Pathfinder", "L'autore, l'autore!")

Nel 2377, la Voyager recuperò alcune parti della sonda UESPA a lungo raggio Friendship 1. (VOY: "Friendship Uno") In seguito, quello stesso anno, la Voyager fu in grado di ritornare sulla Terra con l'assistenza di una versione di una timeline alternativa del capitano Janeway. Questo ammiraglio Janeway, che viaggiò nel tempo dall'inizio del XXV secolo, fornì alla sua giovane controparte della sofisticata tecnologia anti-Borg, che comprendeva siluri transfasici e tecnologia di armatura con generatori ablativi. Quando la Voyager raggiunse il centro guidato dall'ammiraglio Janeway, ordinò all'equipaggio di entrare, ma il capitano Janeway era riluttante a sprecare l'occasione di paralizzare gravemente le infrastrutture Borg.

Dopo aver capito il modo per distruggere il centro, la Voyager procedette all'interno di uno dei condotti di transcurvatura mentre l'ammiraglio si infiltrava nell'alveare della Regina Borg, dove venne assimilata. Tuttavia, l'ammiraglio Janeway aveva precedentemente inoculato se stessa con un patogeno neurolitico. L'assimilazione introduceva il patogeno all'interno della Collettività attraverso la regina Borg. Questo indebolì la schermatura per i collettori interspaziali situati nel subspazio e la Voyager distrusse un centro con tre siluri transfasici, provocando una reazione a catena dell'onda d'urto. Mentre tentava do sfuggire all'onda d'urto, una sfera Borg inseguì la Voyager e tentò di catturarla. All'uscita del condotto di transcurvatura nel Quadrante Alpha, la Voyager (ora catturata) lanciò un singolo siluro transfasico, che distrusse la sfera. Il condotto, l'intero network di transcurvatura Borg, e l'Unimatrice 01 vennero tutti distrutti. Una flotta di navi stellari, riunite in risposta alle letture dei sensori indicanti una traccia energetica Borg, salutarono la Voyager mentre usciva dal condotto, e la scortarono a casa. (VOY: "Fine del gioco")

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La Voyager viene scortata a casa

In totale, la Voyager passò sette anni nel Quadrante Delta prima di rientrare nello spazio della Federazione. La stima originale del tempo necessario per il viaggio di ritorno era di 75 anni, ma l'intervento di numerose specie aliene, anomalie spaziali, e l'acquisizione di nuove tecnologie abbreviarono notevolmente la permanenza della nave stellare nel Quadrante Delta. Durante il periodo passato nel Quadrante Delta, la Voyager effettuò il primo contatto con oltre 50 specie, si scontrò ripetutamente con i Borg e molte altre specie ostili, soffrì la perdita di numerosi membri dell'equipaggio, ed ampliò enormemente la conoscenza da parte della Federazione della galassia.

Il ritorno a casaModifica

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Voyager is escorted home

In 2378, high levels of neutrino emissions consistent with wormholes were detected inside a nebula. Voyager immediately set a course, only to discover it overrun with Borg. Captain Janeway intended to continue the journey home by conventional means, until a future version of the captain from the year 2404 arrived. This Admiral Janeway provided Voyager with advanced weapons and a deployable hull armor that proved highly resistant to Borg weaponry. With this new technology, Voyager returned to the nebula in force. However, upon the discovery of a transwarp hub at the center of the nebula, Captain Janeway withdrew and immediately began plans to destroy it. Admiral Janeway at first objected to this, but a later change of heart encouraged her to cooperate with her younger self. The plan called for Admiral Janeway to be assimilated by the Borg Queen herself. The admiral was carrying a neurolytic pathogen, which immediately infected the Queen and caused her to lose control of the transwarp hub's manifold shielding, allowing Voyager to destroy the hub from the inside. The pathogen continued to spread throughout the Collective, resulting in the destruction of Unimatrix One and the death of the Queen and Admiral Janeway. Unfortunately, a single Borg sphere managed to successfully assimilate the pathogen and intercepted Voyager while traveling through the collapsing hub. After allowing Voyager to be brought inside the sphere, Tuvok fired a transphasic torpedo, destroying the Sphere as Voyager emerged victorious to a Federation fleet in the Alpha Quadrant. (VOY: "Endgame")

Voyager spent a total of seven years in the Delta Quadrant before returning to Federation space. The original estimate of the time needed for the return trip had been 75 years, but intervention by numerous alien races, spatial anomalies, and the acquisition of new technologies considerably shortened the journey.

Dati tecniciModifica

PanoramicaModifica

With fifteen decks, a length of 343 meters, and weighing in at 700,000 metric tons, Voyager was only about half the size of the Classe Galaxy starships introduced in the 2350s. However, where the Classe Intrepid starship lacked in physical size she made up for with technological advancements. Voyager boasted some of the most advanced sensor equipment in the Federation fleet. She was also the first starship to test the class 9 warp drive and was one of the first starships to be equipped with an EMH. Voyager's speed was equally impressive, with a maximum warp factor of 9.975. Admiral Patterson described Voyager as "quick and smart" during Captain Janeway's initial tour of the vessel. (VOY: "Caretaker", "Phage", "Relativity")

ArmamentoModifica

USS Voyager firing tri-cobalt device

USS Voyager firing tricobalt devices

Voyager carried a total of thirteen phaser arrays located at various points on the hull. She was equipped with four torpedo launchers with a compliment of thirty-eight type-6 photon torpedoes, at least four class-10 photon torpedo warheads, two tricobalt devices, and spatial charges. Quantum torpedoes were also compatible with Voyager's launchers, with some modification. (VOY: "Caretaker", "The Cloud", "Dreadnought", "Scorpion", "In the Flesh", and more)


Informazioni di retroscenaA fifth torpedo tube is seen firing in VOY: "Resolutions".

Implementazioni BorgModifica

Following Captain Janeway's brief alliance with the Borg in 2373-74, Voyager had acquired a substantial quantity of Borg technology. The modifications the Borg made to the power relays on deck 8 were allowed to remain intact after B'Elanna Torres noted that they worked better with the Borg improvements. Additionally, an astrometrics lab was constructed with Borg-enhanced sensors. A 29th century Borg drone encountered in 2375 was able to further enhance Voyager's defensive systems, albeit in a limited manner, in order to escape from an attacking Borg sphere. Voyager's engines were also compatible with Borg transwarp technology. In 2375 a transwarp coil was used to cut fifteen years off of their journey back to Earth. (VOY: "Scorpion, Part II", "Year of Hell", "Drone", "Dark Frontier")

EquipaggioModifica

Vedi anche: Personale della USS Voyager

Voyager was launched with a crew compliment of 141. Her initial assignment did not call for a counselor to be assigned. Over the course of her journey, Voyager gained crewmembers from species indigenous to the Delta Quadrant, former Borg drones, as well as receiving the five surviving crewmembers from the starship USS Equinox in 2376. (VOY: "Caretaker", "Equinox, Part II", "Collective")

I MaquisModifica

With the destruction of the Val Jean during their first days in the Delta Quadrant, Starfleet and Maquis crewmembers were forced to merge aboard Voyager. By 2377, about one quarter of Voyager's crew consisted of former Maquis members. Early in the ships journey, Lieutenant Tuvok believed with so many Maquis on board there was a serious risk of mutiny and went so far as to design a holodeck training program to prepare for such an event. Despite Tuvok's concerns, the opposite proved to be the case. The two crews integrated well with few incidents occurring in 2371. In fact it took mind control for the Maquis to finally temporarily mutiny on Voyager. Eventually Captain Janeway stopped thinking of them as "Maquis" and simply as members of her crew. She was offended when Admiral Hayes requested their "status" in 2377. (VOY: "Caretaker", "Worst Case Scenario", "Life Line", "Repression")

Several key positions on Voyager were filled by former Maquis crewmembers, including the position of chief engineer (B'Elanna Torres) and first officer (Chakotay).

Equipaggio al comandoModifica

Vedi anche: Personale della USS Voyager per una lista completa del personale

Il viaggio della VoyagerModifica

At the beginning of its journey, Voyager was approximately 70,000 light years from Earth. As the Milky Way has a diameter of approximately 100,000 light years, one side of a galactic quadrant equals 50,000 light years. The Sol system including Earth, is about 25,000 light years from the galactic center; thus, we can conclude that the l'ordigno del Protettore and Voyager's starting point was on the far edge of our galaxy. At maximum warp, it was estimated that Voyager would take 75 years to get back to Earth. However, there were various factors which substantially shortened Voyager's stay in the Delta Quadrant:

  • 2374 - Kes uses her new and more powerful psionic abilities to push Voyager 9,500 light years closer to Earth, simultaneously pushing them out of Borg space. (VOY: "The Gift")
  • 2374 - Using the new astrometrics lab, Ensign Harry Kim and Seven of Nine plot a new course to the Alpha Quadrant that takes five years off of Voyager's journey. (VOY: "Year of Hell")
  • 2374 - Quantum slipstream drive technology is discovered aboard the USS Dauntless, which brings Voyager three hundred light years closer to home. (VOY: "Hope and Fear")
  • 2375 - Within a region of space called The Void, Voyager discovers a wormhole which brings them 2,500 light years closer to Earth, also having the advantage of sending them out of the dark region they had been trapped in for the last few months. (VOY: "Night")
  • 2375 - Voyager attempts to use quantum slipstream drive again. The ship travels 10,000 light years before the slipstream collapses due to intervention from an alternate future. (VOY: "Timeless")
  • 2375 - Voyager raids a Borg sphere and manages to steal a transwarp coil. After using it on a rescue mission in the Delta Flyer, the coil allows the ship to travel 20,000 light years closer to home. (VOY: "Dark Frontier")
  • 2376 - Voyager accidentally enters the Vaadwaur species' underspace corridors, which propel the ship two hundred light years from its entry point. The direction, however, was not mentioned, but it is logical to assume it was within the direction of Earth, based on Gedrin's information to Janeway. (VOY: "Dragon's Teeth")
  • 2376 - Voyager uses a graviton catapult designed by an alien called Tash to propel Voyager across thirty sectors of space, cutting three years off of the journey back to the Alpha Quadrant. (VOY: "The Voyager Conspiracy")
  • 2378 - Grateful for her assistance with his son, Q provides Janeway with a map containing a shortcut to the Alpha Quadrant that would shorten Voyager's journey home by "a few years"; whether they used this route before they managed to reach home wasn't revealed. (VOY: "Q2")
  • 2378 - Voyager concludes its trip home by using the Borg transwarp network to return to the Alpha Quadrant, while destroying it with the help of an alternate future-timeline Admiral Kathryn Janeway. (VOY: "Endgame")

Combining these distances, Voyager was able to cover 48,100 light years in addition to that covered by normal means at warp speed. The distance covered by normal warp drive however, remains unclear, as the position of the transwarp hub was not stated. Furthermore a transwarp conduit allows passage to distant parts of the galaxy within minutes, which makes an estimation difficult.

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See also: Delta Quadrant species encountered by Voyager

Voyager made more first contacts than any other Federation starship since the era of James T. Kirk and the original USS Enterprise. (VOY: "Friendship One")

Notable first contacts include:

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