U.S.S. Challenger NCC - 71099

The U.S.S. Challenger is a Galaxy-class starship, under the command of Captain Samantha Larson.



The Challenger is the third of nine Galaxy-class starships built in Starfleet. It was constructed at the Utopia Planitia shipyard in 2358, and finished in 2361, after several delays.

Dominion War

During the Dominion War, the Challenger was assigned to the Second Fleet, part of Task Force 91.

Notable Engagements

The Challenger was present in many major engagements during the war. It was present at the Battle to Retake Deep Space Nine, the Battle of Chin'Toka, and the Battle of Cardassia.

Post-War Assignment

Even after the war, the Challenger is still on an active duty schedule.

U.S.S. Voyager

Challenger was a part of the ragtag fleet assembled by Admiral Owen Paris to help defend Earth against a possible Borg attack in mid-2378. This "incursion" was nothing more than the U.S.S. Voyager's stunning return home.

Kaillera Expanse

Captain Samantha Larson has recently been assigned to the Challenger to accompany her on her five-year odyssey of exploration in the Kaillera Expanse. The Challenger is to oversee colonization and construction in the area.


Challenger is a Mark-VI Galaxy-class refit. As such, she has unique technologies in her arsenal.


The Challenger is equipped with two QM6-19 tricyclic warp engines, which allow the ship to sustain a maximum velocity of warp 9.985, while reducing damage to subspace.


The ship holds two shield generators, each projecting two layers of shielding around the hull. Two are contour-conformal, while the others are spherical orbs protruding from the ship.

The Challenger is also equipped with new, hybrid pulsed phaser arrays, which allow the ship to fire high-energy bursts of nadion energy faster than a Sovereign-class starship.


The Challenger, being a Galaxy-class, can hold up to 5,000 people at one time. Its crew compliment is 1,019, as of 2380.

Senior Staff

Captain Samantha Larson, commanding officer.
Lieutenant Commander Dexin, executive officer.
Lieutenant Serena Miller, chief engineer.
Lieutenant Alicia Williams, chief security officer.
Lieutenant Sural, chief science officer.
Lieutenant Commander Juan Perez, chief medical officer.
Ensign William Jensen, chief conn officer.
Ensign Kumari, chief operations officer.

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