The Korolev-class starship was a type of vessel in service with Starfleet during the 24th century. (TNG: "Brothers")
Ships of the class Edit
Background information Edit
Information on this class designation was originally derived from an okudagram described as a starship mission status that was displayed in the observation lounge starting around TNG Season 4 and was originally described in the Star Trek Encyclopedia.
This class was "named for spacecraft designer Sergey Pavlovich Korolev, a key figure in the early Russian space program." (Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 307))
There was no connection between this class and the USS Korolev in 2293, as the latter was a Constitution-class starship.
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