- For other uses, see Copernicus.
- The stardate given would seem to suggest this ship was ordered sometime before the TOS era.
By the 2260s decade, the Copernicus had been designated as a science vessel. In the year 2267, shortly after stardate 3040, the ship was assigned to survey dying planets, starting with Ramedes III. A civilian named Rell was attached to the ship's crew to offer a unique perspective on this endeavour. (TOS comic: "Worldsinger")
|Ships named Copernicus|
|starships: USS Copernicus (NCC-3815, Ptolemy-class) • USS Copernicus (NCC-640, Oberth-class) • USS Copernicus (NCC-58637, Oberth-class) • USS Copernicus (NX-94441, Horizon-class) • shuttlecraft: Copernicus (NCC-1701/12) • Copernicus (NCC-1701/5) • Copernicus (NCC-1701-A, SW7 class) • Copernicus (NCC-1701-A/03) • Copernicus (NCC-1701-D/03)|