Updated by Cassius Adams: October 21 16:44 GMT
About the U.S.S. Discovery, NCC-1031
The USS Discovery will be the primary ship of Star Trek Discovery. While it did not appear at all in the shows two-part premiere (which focused mostly around the USS Shenzhou), we know that most of the series, if not all, will occur on this Starfleet vessel.
The USS Discovery is under the command of Captain Gabriel Lorca.
The revised version of the USS Discovery.
The CBS All Access website has posted an image of the USS Discovery’s saucer section with Michael Burnham standing on the hull. It’s the first time we can get a real sense of the scale of the ship.
Released by CBS, here’s the first look at the USS Discovery’s test flight animation. It should be noted that this was not the final design of the Discovery.
And here’s our rendition of the USS Discovery. You can download the 3D model for Android on our site.
NAME: U.S.S Discovery REGISTRY: NCC-1031 CLASS: Crossfield Class LAUNCH DATE: 2250s (Specifics Currently Unknown) CREW COMPLIMENT: 136 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.
There is a distinctly retro feel to the ship that has a “future’s past” feel that’s unfamiliar to most Star Trek.
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’?