- For other uses, see Nova.
The USS Nova (NCC-73515 also referred to as NX-72230 and NCC-72330) was the prototype Federation Nova-class science vessel in service to Starfleet in the 24th century. (Decipher RPG module: Starships; ST reference: Starship Spotter; TNG movie: Star Trek Nemesis)
The Nova entered service in the year 2368. In the mid-2370s, the Nova was awaiting redeployment following the destruction of Deep Space 12. (Decipher RPG module: Starships)
The Nova was the second starship assignment for Jefferson Blackmer. Blackmer later left his posting on the Nova for the USS Sarek. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Plagues of Night)
In 2379, the Nova was part of Star Fleet Battle Group Omega in response to the Reman Warbird Scimitar plan to attack Earth. (TNG movie: Star Trek Nemesis)
In 2385, the Nova crew discovered an entity that may have been a shapeshifter. Federation President Nanietta Bacco informed Odo of the discovery made by the crew of the Nova. (ST - The Fall novel: Revelation and Dust)