Hyperion Class

Hyperion Class Starship

By the mid-2190s, transtator-based subspace transmitters had become small enough to be installed on Starfleet vessels other than specialized communications ships. The first ship to carry the new compact transmitters were the Hyperion-class cruisers, launched in 2194. The Hyperion class had been intended simply as an exploratory follow-up to the Moskva-class cruisers, which had been launched in 2179. However, when the Mercury subspace communication and sensor system became ready for service, Hyperion was seen as an ideal platform. Mercury was mounted in a special electromagnetically shielded housing on the ventral primary hull. Because of the transmitter's still large power demands, a dedicated fusion reactor and deuterium supply were required.

While not as powerful as more modern designs, the Hyperion remains in active service on the Federation frontier, often surveying worlds in preparation for a more dedicated expedition.


Type Light Cruiser (CL)
Length: 203.5m
Beam: 46.5m
Draft: 85.6m
Displacement: 79,227 tons
Decks: 13 Deck Plan
Crew Compliment: 27 Officers
151 Crew
267 Emergency
Warp Drive: SSWR-V-C spherical vacity M/AM reactor
(2) Griffon 3 nacelles
Velocity: 4.2 cruise
5.1 super-cruise
5.3 maximum
Armament: (6 × 1) Type VI laser turrets (WR 6)
1 probe/missile launcher 
18 Lance missiles (WR 15)
Support Craft 2 light cargo/personnel shuttlecraft
8 personal shuttlepods


USS Hyperion CL-851 USS Cronus CL-864
USS Athena CL-852 USS Prometheus CL-865
USS Iapetus CL-853 USS Triton CL-866
USS Oceanus CL-854 USS Sebastian CL-867
USS Zeus CL-855 USS Miranda CL-868
USS Gaia CL-856 USS Bellerophon CL-869
USS Theia CL-857 USS Perseus CL-870
USS Rhea CL-858 USS Apollo CL-871
USS Hercules CL-859 USS Pacatrix CL-872
USS Phoebe CL-860 USS Chronus CL-873
USS Tethys CL-861 USS Mimas CL-874
USS Poseidon CL-862 USS Achilles CL-875
USS Selene CL-863    


Hyperion Class

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