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Science Station TyphonWhile Starfleet was celebrating the completion, they were also perplexed with another problem. While the new Spacedocks would be built in secure, high traffic areas of the Federation, other sectors needed starbases as well. These sectors didn't need a massive Space Dock, and most didn't have a Class-M planet for a planet side base either. In 2279, the first of the Regula Class of Starbases was built in Mutara Sector. This gave Starfleet a new, small type of Science and support base, however there was still a need for a larger bases for Starship support.

One of two Starbase designs fielded in the 2340's, and one of the two Regula Class sub-types, the 'Starbase 173' variant of the Regula type Starbase was the more science oriented of the two. Both designs were based on the old and reliable Regula design, but scaled up to provide the room for enhanced capabilities. The Starbase 173 type was designed to provide the usual functions of starship support, but was also intended to provide a deep space platform for scientific research. Although the base was primarily a scientific establishment, it was also designed with a significant combat capability of its own. This was underlined when Starfleet chose to site the first of these designs in Sector 23, near the Romulan Neutral Zone.

The scientific facilities are impressive, and include a dome which mounts a large telescope. The original design included a 70 meter diameter optical instrument, but different stations have mounted various instruments since then.

Starbase 173 was the site of an important Starfleet legal decision, when in 2364 Lieutenant Commander Data objected to Commander Maddox's plans to disassemble him as part of the ongoing research into Dr. Soongs work. The JAG officer for the sector, Phillipa Louvois, conducted a hearing in which Data defended his right to choose whether to undergo the procedure. With the base still not fully operational and few of the JAG crew assigned, Captain Picard and Commander Riker were forced to act as defense and prosecution council respectively. Picard was able to convince Louvois to rule in Data's favor, a landmark decision in the rights of artificial life forms.

Today, there's nearly sixty-four of the Regula Type 2 Starbases in operation within the Federation. These include the original SB173 and SB565.

Ju’Day ClassThe Ju'Day Class was designed by the Regulon Ship Yards as a system defense vessel that could be easily maintained by the smaller colonies that are located along the borders of the Federation. Construction on the S.S. Ju'Day was started in the later part of 2322 and was launched in 2323 for a test flight with a crew of engineers from the ship yards. This flight took six months during which the various ship systems where tested and modified as needed.
The Ju'Day was officially commissioned in 2324 and was used as a demonstration vessel by the ship yards to sell the Ju'Day class to the border colones. While the class was sold well to colonies along the edges of Federation space the majority of them were sold to border colonies along the Federation / Cardassian border. It was along this border were the Ju'Day class would earn another name and with that name a place in history. That name was the Maquis Raider.
When the Maquis were founded in 2370 the Ju'Day was their ship of choice to carry out raids against Cardassian targets. The relatively small size of the Ju'Day and their ability to land planet side meant the Maquis could stage ships of this class in locations unstable for other ship classes. When this is combined with fact that the Ju'Day class was designed to be easily maintained meant that these ships could be parked on a planets surface and repaired or serviced with out the need of dedicated facilities such as a ship yard.
The Regulon Ship Yards produced the last of the Ju'Day class in 2364. Even with no new ships of this class having been produced in twenty-five years there are still many ships of this class in operation along the Federation borders.

USS Agamemnon In 2380 a new and advanced class of Starship entered service in Starfleet. The class was designated a multi-mission explorer and was test-bed for a number of experimental technologies, including quantum slipstream drive. As of February 2381 there were seven vessels of the class in service.

The Vesta Class starship USS Aventine was the test-bed for a number of new Starfleet technologies, including quantum slipstream drive which could allow the vessel to travel 65,000 light years in just three months. Systems installed as part of the slipstream drive included a quantum field focus controller at the front of the ship's main deflector and a chroniton integrator. The quantum field focus controller allowed the starship to keep shields and communication online and at 100% during slipstream travel. It could also be used as a beam intensifier. If the ship is heavily damaged and the field focuser is still online, power from the phasers and shields could be rerouted to the main deflection system and be used to ether create a shield bubble or a high intensity phaser beam which could be sustained for as long as power can be routed to the deflector array. The chroniton integrator could be used to take sensor readings several seconds into the future when the ship was using its slipstream drive.

Other experimental systems aboard the Aventine included a multidimensional wave-function analysis module, and a sympathetic fermion transceiver. Some of the systems being tested were deemed top secret. The multidimensional wave-function analysis module allowed the Vesta-class starship to detect inter-dimensional rifts in subspace and temporal distortions in space time up to 23 light years away, and it also emits a multidimensional gravaton shield which in theory can reverse the effects of a dimensional worm-hole e.g. a worm-hole absorbs light and matter, but with a Multidimensional wave-function analysis Module matter i.e. a starship would be pushed away from the event horizon.

The Vesta Class ships also played a major part in the Borg invasion of 2381, most notably the aforementioned USS Aventine. However, because of the class's use of several experimental technologies, much of the classes history is currently classified, however in the early 2390s the class was upgraded with new Type-XIII phaser arrays and improved power allocation systems.

Delta Flyer ClassDesigned and built by the USS Voyagers crew, the Delta Flyer is intended to be a multi-purpose vessel along the lines of a Runabout. The craft incorporates many systems unique to a Starfleet design, a result of the Borg and other technology Voyager has experienced on its journey home. The hull of the Delta Flyer is highly aerodynamic, and is composed of tetraburnium alloys with parametallic plating. The layout is fairly conventional, a large cabin occupies the front portion, with the engineering section aft feeding nacelles to port and starboard. The EPS conduits in the plasma manifold are isomagnetic, minimizing power losses and increasing engine efficiency. There is a small cargo bay and transporter system installed in the flyer, along with the various systems usually associated with a vessel of this type. The area where the Delta Flyer differs most from other Starfleet designs is in the defense systems. The unimatrix shielding was developed by Lieutenant Commander Tuvok, while the weapons array developed by Seven of Nine is based on Borg technology and includes photonic missiles. While most of the Delta Flyers control systems are conventional, the helm controls are based on those of early to mid 20th century aircraft, a choice made by Lieutenant Paris for aesthetic reasons. On the Flyer's first mission it successfully rescued an advanced probe from deep within a gas giants atmosphere, and was subsequently a valuable asset for Voyager. However, the Flyer underwent its share of mishaps, in 2375 the vessel crash-landed on a hostile planet after encountering a severe ion storm, and in 2376 the Flyer was briefly inside a subspace ellipse. The ship was badly damaged again when a dark matter life form attacked it, but was able to escape without any fatalities. Unfortunately, 2376 proved to be the original Flyer's final year in service. Towards the end of the year Captain Janeway led a mission to infiltrate a Borg cube using the flyer, and it was detected and destroyed by the Queen. A replacement was subsequently constructed. After learning and studying the Flyer's specs, sent to Starfleet via Datastream transmission and later when Voyager returned to Earth, Starfleet decided to put the class in limited production. Starfleet's 4th Fleet will test the craft on a large scale for the next few years. The first of the production flyers was assigned to the USS Pegasus and named USS Apollo.
Wallace Class