The USS Malacandra
was a Federation starship
in service during the 2270s
, designated as a light cruiser
. In 2275
, the Malacandra
greeted the USS Enterprise
upon her return to the Sol system
following her test of the inversion drive
. (TOS novel
: The Wounded Sky
- Given the context of the Malacandra's appearance in The Wounded Sky, it is likely that she was either a Constellation or Constitution-class starship.
- It is also likely that the ship was named for the world in C.S. Lewis' novel Out of the Silent Planet.
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