The secondary hull has also been completely overhauled. External support ribs have been added, as well as additional markings. The conical section has also been redesigned for a smoother look and lower piece count. Internally the basic layout remains similar but has been completely restyled. In addition to a proper turbolift that connects to the primary hull, there are multiple ladder access points on all decks.
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Deck 8: The turboshaft from the primary hull continues aft down the centreline, between the gymnasium mezzanines and deuterium tanks, where it then drops down to the remaining decks. Beyond that are high bays and catwalks for hydroponics and upper impulse engineering.
Deck 9: The main corridor from the primary hull continues aft between the pylon supports. Gymnasiums are port and starboard, one fitted with weight training and cardio equipment, the other for yoga, calisthenics, combat training, etc. The corridor continues between the deuterium tanks to hydroponics, and finally to upper impulse engineering. A series of fusion reactors supplies power to eight vectored exhaust nozzles, and the entire assembly is mirrored on decks 14-15.
Deck 10: The corridor from the primary hull again squeezes past numerous structural supports and conduits underneath the pylons, which represents the highest stress point of the ship. One significant change from the earlier version is that the main plasma conduit from the warp core splits right away to either side, instead of coming up through the centre of the deck. Aft of this is a research lab followed by the secondary computer core. Behind the turboshaft is the high bay for the landing deck, surrounded by an enclosed walkway. A control booth overlooks the landing deck.
Deck 11: The upper level of main engineering is a catwalk surrounding the warp core. Another research lab is aft of this, as well as the computer core. Airlocks provide access to the landing deck through the side alcoves, and past them are a storage room and a decontamination chamber. The grey pad on the middle is an elevator down to the hangar bay.
Deck 12: Main engineering is arranged much the same as before, with the warp core and antimatter pods mounted on ejection skids. A slightly raised platform surrounds these, and ladders lead to the catwalk above. Behind this are the engineering offices, another research lab, and the computer core. Aft of this are high bays for cargo and the shuttlepod berths. At the very end are two offices in each corner.
Deck 13: The engineering support bay holds the remaining antimatter pods. Behind this is auxiliary control. The main cargo handling area continues to the rear, and includes the elevator floor, shuttlepod berths, and maintenance areas.
Deck 14: Forward is the EPS distribution manifold, followed by more high bays for the lower cargo holds. Between them, and in several other places, is a crew lounge. A catwalk surrounds the main lower cargo bay, with a manipulator arm mounted in the centre. This is used for launching satellites, bringing in samples (rock or debris), as well as cargo handling. The port and starboard hatches are used only in dock situations for stocking the ship, including the smaller torpedo loading hatches immediately aft of them. The armoury duplicates all the functions from the primary hull, including a brig, small arms locker, torpedo storage bays, a single torpedo launcher and dual phase cannons. The layout is different to accommodate high bays for the impulse engines.
Deck 15: The housing for the tractor beam emitter sits in the middle of the forward cargo bay. At the midpoint is the lower cargo hatch, with stored scientific probes. Lower impulse engineering is much the same is upper.
Staying fit has been a key part of space exploration since the 20th century!
Hydroponics replaces the arboretum – because science!
A closer look at impulse engineering.
The warp core.
MACOs preparing for a training mission.
Shuttlepod maintenance. If I lived in this universe that’s where I’d be working.
A satellite is deployed from the lower cargo hold.
The tractor beam emitter, based on Vulcan technology. It uses gravitons to grasp and move an object, far more reliably than Starfleet’s grappling hook system.