Exploring the frontier, expanding knowledge and learning about the unknown for the United Federation of Planets.
The scientific arm of Starfleet is the most famous. Names such as Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk, Emma Roberts, Hikaru Sulu and John Harriman have all helped to make the scientific part of Starfleet legendary. Starships such as the Enterprise, Hood and Excelsior have made the headlines on many occasions, whilst others such as the Constellation, Exeter, Copernicus and Grissom have all paid the ultimate price for knowledge.
Whilst these people and starships have made the headlines, other work by Starfleet Sciences is far less public. Under the mandate to study and learn, Starfleet Intelligence has assets to scan and listen in on transmissions and activities of other races. Kestrel and Phantom class superscouts are amongst the assets for intelligence gathering. Hermes, Oberth and Monoceros class scouts are the principal pathfinders for scientific studies. Constellation class is the deep space cruiser design with refit Constitution and the new Renaissance class cruisers are the backbone of exploration missions. Miranda class light cruisers make up the workhorse majority for the legwork of scientific studies and re-supply of the myriad of scientific research stations of the Federation.