|Galaxy Class Federation Starship|
|Vessel Class: Galaxy Class|
The Galaxy class is a fictional class of starship in the science fiction franchise Star Trek. The most notable Galaxy-class starship is the USS Enterprise-D, the primary setting of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry stated that only six Galaxy-class starships had been constructed, and the USS Yamato is the only other Galaxy-class vessel to appear in The Next Generation. Several additional Galaxy-class ships appear in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
Design and construction of the Galaxy-class began in the 2340s, with the first ships being commissioned in the 2360s. According to dialog in the Next Generation episodes "11001001" and "Booby Trap", designers of the USS Enterprise-D included Orfil Quinteros and Leah Brahms.
The ship's design features a saucer section connected via a vertical pylon to the stardrive section. Affixed to the rear of the stardrive section are two pylons, and atop each is a warp nacelle.