Earth Pre-Federation Database - NX Class

Columbia NX-02 Columbia Patch

Columbia (NX-02) was the second Starfleet starship of the NX class and was commanded by Captain Erika Hernandez. At the time of the Xindi attack on Earth in 2153, the ship was still under construction (and unnamed), but scheduled to be completed and launched by mid-2154. After several delays, it was launched in late November of that year.
ENT "The Expanse", "Affliction"
Compared to the class prototype, Enterprise, Columbia's hull polarization was improved by 12%. Furthermore, she possessed ventral and dorsal photonic torpedo launchers as well as pulse phase cannons. Another improvement is that the bridge stations were directly tied into the primary EPS junction.
ENT "Home"
In November 2154, Columbia was stuck in dry dock with engine trouble, delaying her launch, and rendering her unable to assist Enterprise during the hunt for the Romulan drone-ship.
ENT "United"
Text from the Memory Alpha, the free Star Trek reference
Enterprise NX-01 Enterprise Dedication Plaques
Enterprise Patch

The first of a new generation of warp 5 starships designed for long-term space travel and scientific discovery, launched in April of 2151 under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer. Enterprise NX-01 was the culmination of 32 years of research and development at the Warp Five Complex by Archer's father, Henry Archer, and other scientists inspired by Zefram Cochrane. Enterprise's warp 5 engine put humanity within reach of thousands of inhabited worlds, compared to the small handful at lower warp speeds, for the first time.
Enterprise utilizes the dual-nacelle design that was first employed by Cochrane's Phoenix . Most of the crew's activities take place in a large saucer section, which contains crew quarters, science departments, a sickbay, cargo bays and an armory. The bridge -the command center of the ship- sits atop the saucer section. The front of the saucer section is equipped with a "deflector" that protects the ship from space dust and other particles that would otherwise cause significant damage at faster-than-light speeds.
The ship is equipped with two shuttlepods in its launch bay. Each can accommodate a pilot and up to six passengers. Capable of sub-warp speeds only, the shuttlepods are designed to take away teams short distances from Enterprise, such as to the surface of a planet or to another nearby ship or space station. A shuttlepod launches by dropping down through the "bomb bay" doors from the launch bay, then once it is safely positioned below the Enterprise hull, it reorients itself toward its destination. The shuttlepods are equipped with enough oxygen for two crewmembers to survive more than 10 days.
Enterprise is also equipped with a transporter system, designed primarily to beam cargo and technology to and from the ship. Prior to launch the transporter platform was approved for use with biomatter, but the crew is still wary of using it on themselves, preferring instead to get around in the shuttlepods.
When away teams return from alien environments where they are at risk of exposure to unusual radiation or microbes, they will receive a bioscan in the decon chamber. If the scan detects anything out of the ordinary, the team must strip down to minimal clothing and apply a phosphorescent gel to their skin to neutralize any pathogens, while they are bathed in ultraviolet light.
The ship's galley is stocked with genuine foodstuffs, but is also equipped with a protein resequencer, which can replicate a limited menu of basic dishes such as pasta, soup and simple beverages. For the most part, meals are prepared by the ship's galley crew, headed by a chef who was handpicked by Captain Archer. A side from the primary mess hall, there is also the captain's mess, a small, private area where Archer takes his meals along with specially invited crewmembers.
Com panels allow communication among crew members located in different parts of the ship. Positioned on walls in virtually every section of the vessel, the com panel is activated by tapping a control and addressing the person being contacted.
Enterprise relies on polarized hull plating to protect itself against enemy weapons. When the hull plating is down, the ship is vulnerable to attack. As for offensive capabilities, the ship is equipped with spatial torpedoes which are launched from torpedo bays. While in-flight, the Enterprise crew completed three prototypes of a phase cannon, a phase-modulated energy weapon rated for a maximum power output of 500 gigajoules. The phase cannons are deployed with retractable turrets that extend from the hull and fire energy beams at their targets.
Enterprise is also equipped with a "grappler" which consists of two large magnets deployed by extremely long tethers, used to latch onto a shuttlepod or a small alien ship for rescue or defensive purposes.
Long-range communications with Earth are made possible by a series of subspace amplifiers known as Echo One, Echo Two, Echo Three, etc., which were deployed by Enterprise on its first deep-space mission in 2151.
In case of an emergency, the ship is equipped with several escape pods or "lifeboats" that can evacuate crewmembers before a disaster. The lifeboats have a maximum speed of 300 kph. Enterprise also has a number of "black boxes" which record the ship's telemetry for investigative purposes in case of such a disaster.
Except for two alien crewmembers on temporary assignment to Enterprise -Vulcan subcommander T'Pol and Dr. Phlox, Denobulan- the 83-member crew is entirely human (approximately two-thirds male, one-third female), the best and brightest hand-picked by Starfleet.
ENT "Broken Bow" ;
ENT "The Expanse"
Enterprise 2 NX-01 Generational ship
Commander Lorian Tripp
Presumed destroyed by Kovaalans or lost in temporal paradox
ENT "E2"

From the The Star Trek Animation Archive
Length 180 m
Height 29 meters
Beam 136 meters
Complement 82
Decks 7
Commissioned 2151
Phase Cannons PC-10a (x3)
Torpedo Launchers FST Mk III (x3)
Impulse System SBD (.6c)
Warp system WE-5 (3/4/5)
Shuttlebay 2
Shuttlecraft 4 Size worth
From DECIPHER Star Trek Roleplaying Game Starships Book

The NX class was the first class of starship built with the warp five engine, thereby enabling humanity's first steps of exploration beyond its neighboring star systems. Serving in Earth Starfleet, the first ship of the NX class, Enterprise was commissioned in 2151. The second ship, Columbia, was commissioned in 2154.
The NX class was the first Earth Starfleet starship equipped with a human-built propulsion system to achieve Warp 5. Before finally being commissioned, the ship was conceived over thirty years at the Warp Five Complex: a research and development site on Earth, where Henry Archer and Zefram Cochrane, amongst others, worked on the creation of the Warp Five engine.
Text from the Memory Alpha, the free Star Trek reference

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