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The USS Vesta (NCC-82601) was a Federation Starfleet starship and the prototype of the Vesta-class, in service in the late 24th and early 25th centuries. (TNG novel: Indistinguishable from Magic, STO mission: "Graduation Day")

The USS Vesta is named after the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman religion.


The Vesta was the first Starfleet vessel designed with a combined quantum slipstream/warp drive engine. The ship suffered structually during its testing phase. Nevertheless, it served successfully as the template for future Vesta-starships. Following the tests, the remains of USS Vesta were stored in a ground-based facility of the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on Mars. (VOY novel: Protectors)

Late in the year 2381, Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway assigned the crews of USS Achilles and USS Quirinal to reconstruct the Vesta and return it to duty as a replacement for the recently lost USS Quirinal. Commander Tillum Drafar was put in charge of the operation, which Admiral Janeway granted four weeks to complete. The repair efforts exceeded that time estimate. Nevertheless, the Vesta launched later that year and Admiral Kenneth Montgomery assigned it to Project Full Circle. Captain Regina Farkas and the surviving crewmembers of the lost Full Circle ships were assigned as crew, and Admiral Janeway was assigned quarters on the ship. (VOY novel: Protectors)

In January 2382, the Vesta travelled to the Delta Quadrant. Its first mission was to repair and reinforce the subspace relay network established to maintain contact with Starfleet Command. (VOY novel: Protectors)

In 2383, the Vesta visited Starbase 410. (TNG novel: Indistinguishable from Magic)

In 2409, cadets from Starfleet Academy watched the Vesta emerging from the interior docking bays of Earth Spacedock. Cadet Elisa Flores's admiration for its equipment meant that the ship was still state-of-the-art after three decades in service. (STO mission: "Graduation Day")



Ships named Vesta
Ufp-emblem USS Vesta (NCC-26284, Miranda-class)USS Vesta (NCC-82601, Vesta-class) • see also: Vesta-class Starfleet Command logo
Vesta-class starships
Standard configuration AventineCapitolineEsquilineHypatiaQuirinalVestaViminal Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
Variant configurations Aventine-subclass: AventineRademaker-subclass: Rademaker
Ships assigned to Project Full Circle
Ufp-emblem AchillesCurieDemeterEsquilineGalenHawkingPlanckQuirinalVestaVoyager Starfleet Command logo

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