Released by CBS, here’s the first look at the USS Discovery’s test flight animation. It should be noted that it is likely the design of the Discovery is still a work in progress.
NAME: U.S.S Discovery
CLASS: Currently Unknown
LAUNCH DATE: Currently Unknown
CREW COMPLIMENT: Currently Unknown
LENGTH: Approx 244 meters (~800ft)
These images were taken from a video that CBS released and are likely early work-in-progress concept art of the USS Discovery, featured in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery television and streaming series.
Multiple sources, including Bryan Fuller, have reported that the ship has changed significantly since this early work.
We can get a good idea of the scale of the ship based on this image. If one is to assume that the windows are no more than 6 feet tall, that puts the U.S.S. Discovery’s length at about 244 meters, which is nearly 800 feet. The registry “NCC-1031” is also clearly visible on the ships saucer section.
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We can see that the USS Discovery’s registry is simply “NCC-1031” with no appended alphabet characters. Suggests it’s the first ship to bear the name “U.S.S. Discovery” and “NCC-1031” registry number. It’s for this reason that I believe the series is placed just before Star Trek: The Original Series.
Discovery looks pretty good from this angle, having a very flat feeling akin to the Sovereign class Enterprise NCC-1701-E.
Curious that the U.S.S. Discovery seems to be leaving a fleet yard that has been built out of a meteor or asteroid. Possibly indicating that times are more difficult, or is it early in the Federation’s history and so resource utilization is more ‘primitive’?