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The Lang class starship is a specialized platform for conducting extended scientific research and exploration missions. It features an efficient combined saucer/engineering hull design and a large dorsal subspace sensor pod. The Lang class incorporates many of the latest technological advances, and as a result, crew accomodations are extremely comfortable. It is named after Doctor Helmut Lang, inventor of the advanced subspace sensor systems incorporated in the pod.



Class Name



Science Vessel

Assigned to





Commanding Officer



USS Eternity


Captain Nathan Cross








243 m


150 m


91 m





2 x Phaser Arrays

1 x Standard Quantum Torpedo Tube (50 torpedoes)


Automodulating Refractive Shields

Light Triadium Armor Plating



Matter/Antimatter Reactor

2 x Warp Engines

Cruise Speed - WF 7

Maximum Speed - WF 11

Emergency Speed - WF 13 for 2 hours


2 x Impulse Engines


Full Impulse Speed - 0.25c




Being primarily a science vessel, the Eternity is not heavily armed. Dorsal and ventral phaser arrays are situated on the saucer hull surface. A simple torpedo system is installed on the underside of the main hull with one tube capable of launching a salvo of 3 quantum torpedoes once per minute.


The Eternity is equipped with a standard automodulating shield system. The shield generators also project a refractive bubble around the ship. As a result, 80% of enemy sensor beams are reflected away in random directions never returning to the sending ship, rendering the Eternity very stealthy, though not invisible in the way that a true cloaking device would provide.

The main spaceframe of the Eternity is composed of standard tridanium and duranium. The hull has a thin outer sheathing of triadium, an alloy discovered in the Delta Quadrant by the USS Voyager. Triadium is extremely heavy and dense, but when manufactured in thin enough sheets, its strength and flexibility provide excellent protection against kinetic and particle weapons.

Sensor Pod

The huge science pod is the Eternity's main distinguishing feature. Invented by Doctor Helmut Lang, the pod contains cutting-edge sensor systems. Much of it is still experimental and utilizes coherent solanagen waveguides to penetrate into the tertiary subspace manifold resulting in a tremendous increase in range and sensitivity as well as the ability to scan in both Euclidian space and extremely deep subspace domains.

The sensor pod also contains a probe launching system consisting of one forward-facing launch tube and a full complement of advanced sensor probes.



The Lang class features a huge hangar bay encompassing a large percentage of the rear engineering hull. It is a multi-level U-shape facility with two sliding bay doors at the rear of the ship and surrounding the ship's engineering section in the middle. Large elevators lead to the level below where the shuttle fleet is stored and maintained.

Embarked Craft

The Eternity carries 10 shuttlecraft of the Rush class in 3 specialized configurations.

4 x Standard Passenger/Cargo Configuration

The Eternity carries four Standard shuttles. Basic and easy to maintain. Internal arrangement can be modified for personnel or cargo.

1 - By-Tor
2 - Snowdog
3 - Lamneth
4 - Rivendell

4 x Science Configuration

The Eternity carries four Science type shuttles equipped with advanced sensor systems. Ideal for close-up scientific research and investigation.

5 - Mystic Rhythms
6 - Xanadu
7 - Spirit of Radio
8 - Syrinx

2 x Long Range Configuration

Larger than the Standard configuration shuttles, the Long-range shuttles are almost as luxurious as a Danube-class runabout and slightly faster. The Eternity carries two.

9 - Red Barchetta
10 - Tom Sawyer

12 x Workbees

Workbees are housed in structures called 'Beehives' where they are recharged and maintained. Each beehive supports 4 workbees. There is one beehive in Hangar 1 and one beehive in Hangar 2. There is one workbee in each of the four cargo holds in the ship's saucer section.

1-12 The workbees are numbered 1 through 12.

Captain's Yacht

A large auxiliary craft is built into the design of the Eternity. It is docked to the bottom of the Eternity's primary hull. The yacht is named the USS Ayn Rand.