- For other uses, see Pioneer.
|Affiliation:||Federation, Starfleet (fm. United Earth, Earth Starfleet)|
|Commanding officer:||Captain Malcolm Reed|
By February 2163, the Pioneer was dispatched to Hansen's Planet to investigate. First officer Travis Mayweather led an away team to the planet, to observe the native lifeforms. The locals became aggressive and attacked the away team. Due to the newly found dangers of the transporters, Captain Reed detonated a photonic torpedo in the planet's atmosphere to scare off the attackers.
A month later, the Pioneer returned to Earth, to be the testbed for Tobin Dax's experiments to solve the problems created by mixed technologies from Federation members. During a trial run for the warp drive, the the deflector shield interfered with the warp field, creating an unstable wormhole and throwing the disabled Pioneer on a collision course with a super-Jovian planet.
The Pioneer was rescued by intelligent Jovian whales that lived in the upper levels of the planet's atmosphere. Using their own bodies, the whales kept the ship from sinking into the depths of the gas giant and being crushed.
Dax's team and engineers on the Pioneer were able to use the data gathered while in the wormhole to design a much more robust warp field. This allowed Federation starships to use warp engines at full power, while deflector shields were engaged. Once the warp drive was repaired, the crew of the Pioneer were able to take their findings back to the Federation and the lessons learned were applied throughout Starfleet. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
- See USS Pioneer (NCC-63) personnel for a comprehensive list.
- Commanding officer:
- First officer:
- Chief engineer:
- Science officer:
- Tactical officer/armory officer:
- Communications officer:
- Helm officer:
- Chief medical officer:
|United Earth, Starfleet (until 2161)||Intrepid • Pioneer • Republic|