Yesterday, we wrote about some news images of the USS Kelvin that were discovered at upcoming Star Trek Intel’s cross-promotional Star Trek site at boldlygo.intel.com/newfrontiers.
The site has been updated to include more images of and details about of the Federation starship, as well as details and photos of some of the crew members, including first officer George Kirk, James T. Kirk’s father.
To navigate to the images and stats of the crew members, go to “Explore The Final Frontier” then click on “Join the Enterprise Construction Crew” then chose “USS Kelvin.” Here you’ll see a 3D model of the starship. Click the up arrow until you see the top view of the ship and three blue circles appear.
The middle dot is for The Bridge, and that’s where the crew info is (see image at top right and click for larger view). The other two dots are for Phaser Turrets, which reveal a new partial image of the ship, along with more info.
The Kelvin’s bridge acts as the nerve center of the ship, coordinating all major ship functions including engineering, communications, security, navigation, and propulsion.
The Kelvin’s phaser turrets can either fire bolts of high concentrated energy, or beams of less power to slice through the shield or hull of an attacking vessel. Plasma is passed to a phaser emitter resulting in a discharge of nadion particles.
To view other areas of the ship, click the right arrow to rotate to the back of the ship for information and images of The Hangar, Impulse Engine, Navigational Deflector, and Nacelle.
The Navigational Deflector
For interstellar travel, it is very important for the Kelvin to sweep the path of the ship of asteroids and even microscopic debris. If the Kelvin was to collide with even the smallest particle at warp speeds, the entire ship could be seriously damaged or even destroyed.
The Kelvin’s hanger holds shuttlecraft primarily used for near-space transport of passengers and supplies. The hanger allows the Kelvin to transport enough medicine, food, and emergency supplies for multiple-year missions throughout the galaxy.
The Kelvin has a single warp nacelle housing the ship’s warp-drive engine. Two rows of massive semi-circular warp-field coils produce a powerful subspace field that bends space around the ship, allowing for faster than light travel.
The Kelvin employs these massive engines at sub-light speeds. Full impulse power is approximately one quarter of the speed of light, suitable for traveling within a single star system. Four deuterium fusion reactors power the impulse engines.