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Encyclopedia > Andromeda Ascendant
Andromeda Ascendant
First appearance Under the Night
Last appearance The Heart of The Journey
General Characteristics
Class Glorious Heritage
Registry XMC-10-284[1]
Fighters Slip fighters
Combat drones
Armaments AP Cannons
Point defense lasers
Smart missiles
Smart bullets
Nova Bombs
Defences High tension armor
Ablative armor
Reactive armor
Battle blades
Propulsion Slipstream

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The ship began her life in the Newport News Orbital Shipyards above Earth, where her keel was laid in CY 9768. Construction proceeded without a hitch right through the delivery and installation of the Headwaters of Invention Mark VIII Slipstream engines in CY 9772. The Andromeda is the tenth Glorious Heritage-class heavy cruiser, High Guard ship of the line, from the days of the old Systems Commonwealth. Andromeda and her captain, Dylan Hunt (played by Kevin Sorbo) were frozen at the edge of a black hole for 300 years before being rescued by the crew of the Eureka Maru in CY 10087 (approx 5167 AD). This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A Glorious Heritage Class Heavy Cruiser The Glorious Heritage Heavy Cruiser is a fictional starship class in the television series Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda. ... The High Guard are a military organization from the TV series Andromeda. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Captain Dylan Hunt of the Systems Commonwealth starship Andromeda Ascendant. ... Kevin Sorbo (born September 24, 1958) is an American actor probably best known for the role of Hercules on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. ... Simulated view of a black hole in front of the Milky Way. ... The Eureka Maru is a fictional starship in the television series Andromeda. ... (5th millennium – 6th millennium – 7th millennium – other millennia) The sixth millennium is a period of time which will begin on January 1, 5001 and will end on December 31, 6000. ...


The ship has an artificial intelligence (AI). Andromeda appears to the crew in three formats: on the two-dimensional monitors; as a three-dimensional holographic projection; and as the android Rommie. In the High Guard, AIs are considered officers as part of their own crew (played by Lexa Doig). An avatar is a humanoid representation of an intelligence, and Andromeda has the above mentioned holographic and android avatars that represent the personality and physical representation of the ship's AI, in this case in the form of a human female. The ship's engineer, Seamus Zelazny Harper (played by Gordon Michael Woolvett), built an android (technically a gynoid) as her second avatar, that can interact with the holographic avatar and the monitors, and also travel, walk and act outside the ship. The monitor and hologram manifestations are commonly referred to in fandom as "Core" and "Logic", respectively. Garry Kasparov playing against Deep Blue, the first machine to win a chess game against a reigning world champion. ... Rommie on Andromeda. ... Alexandra L. Doig (born June 8, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actress who uses the stage name Lexa Doig. ... “Mechanoid” redirects here. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) in the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... Look up Female in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Seamus Harper is a fictional character in the television series Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda. ... Gordon Michael Woolvett (born June 12, 1970) is a Canadian-born actor currently appearing on the TV show Andromeda with such people as Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) and Keith Hamilton Cobb (All My Children). ... “Mechanoid” redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The ship is equipped with a slipstream drive for faster than light travel. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other uses, see Faster than the speed of light (disambiguation). ...


Andromeda is somewhat unusual among starships as it is clearly implied that she has an emotional attachment to Captain Hunt. This is a variation on the idea of ship captains being in love with their ships, and an idea introduced by Roddenberry in Star Trek. The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ...

Contents

General information

  • Commission date: 12th day of Kalends, CY 9772, under command of Captain Fatima Novarro.
  • Commission ceremony attended by Empress Sucharitkul XII and Admiral Constanza Q. Stark.
  • Commanded by Capt. Dylan Hunt from CY 9781 to present.
  • Standard crew complement: 4,132 crew members.
  • Encounters with the Magog Worldship: first encounter some time between CY 9776-9781, subsequent encounters CY 10087 and 10090.
  • Encounters with Route of Ages: CY 10090 (three times total, was lost for an indeterminable amount of time from the crew's point of view from the second encounter).
  • Returned to Tarn-Vedra: CY 10090.

Spoiler warning: In the fictional universe of the television show Andromeda, the Route of Ages is a portal in space-time, sought by many of the shows characters throughout season four (see MacGuffin). ... Tarn-Vedra is a fictional planet in the Andromeda universe. ...

Technical specifications

Propulsion

In the episode "The Torment, The Release", Seamus Harper, during Dylan's trial, described the Andromeda's engine system[2] (GFG stands for "Gravity Field Generator"): Seamus Harper is a fictional character in the television series Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda. ...

"The Andromeda, like any other ship, runs on hydrogen and anti-protons, or AP. The hydrogen combines with the AP in controlled reactions to create antimatter/matter reactions, or matter/antimatter reactions; either way it makes no matter, but what it does make is power - for the ship - a few hundred megawatts. The antiproton (aka pbar) is the antiparticle of the proton. ...


Most of the power is used to power the GFG, which reduces the effective mass to just under a kilogram. A smaller chunk of power is used to accelerate more hydrogen in a dozen magnetoplasmadynamic drives, which impart a thrust - a thrust of a half million newtons or so." An MPD thruster during test firing The Magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thruster (MPDT) is a form of electric propulsion (a subdivision of spacecraft propulsion) which uses the Lorentz force (a force resulting from the interaction between a magnetic field and an electric current) to generate thrust. ...

The Andromeda further uses Slipstream drive to travel faster-than-light. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

 size 

The size of the Andromeda is mentioned in the episode "Deep Midnight's Voice". Near the end of the episode, Tori, a scientist that is accompanying Dylan back to the Andromeda, exclaims that "it's incredible that a ship that is the length of an 7 aircraft carriers could exist!" If you estimate that she is talking about a Nimitz class carrier that is 1092 feet (333 meters), than Andromeda must be about 1 mile and 447 feet long 7664 feet and 2331 meters long.) The hight of the ship is not mentioned in any episode.


Armament

  • 40 missile launchers, firing 8 rounds per second.[3]
  • 20 megatons of "direct-hit firepower"[4]
  • Point Defense Lasers (PDLs) : These are positioned over the ship to shoot down enemy missiles at close range, as they are shot down so close to the ship it is rocked by the explosions and from time to time some manage to sneak through and impact on the hull.

Artificial personnel

Multipurpose Shipboard Robots 
Wheely robotic units used for basic duties such as delivery and maintenance.
GUA (General Utility Androids) 
Human sized robots, they perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks including advising and helping crew members in the performance of their duties. They also act as guards. They are seen standing two per door holding force lances guarding the captains office.
Planetfall Defense (OEBots) 
The Andromeda carries two ground defense robots equipped with an array of large gauss guns. They are used only in the event of a full-scale pitched battle and can be deployed on land or in space, on the hull of capital ships.
They can fire on large groups of people or focus shots on just one. They can also shoot down ships the size of fighters or as big as a cargo ship.
The 2 OEBots on-board Andromeda are nicknamed "Tweedle-dee" and "Tweedle-dum" by Rommie ("The Widening Gyre") and their arm-mounted weapon modules can contain 1-3 groups of gattling guns ("The Prince") as well as shoulder-mounted missile tubes (though they open, they are not seen firing).

The Andromeda fictional universe contains a large number of offensive and defensive weapons of varrying degree of power. ...

Ships carried

A slipfighter
Slip fighters 
Small attack craft which are fitted with point defense lasers for suppressing enemy fire, anti-proton weapons for offense and 2 ELS tubes which fire OM-5 offensive and defensive kinetic kill missiles to attack larger space craft or ground based stations.
The ship can be piloted either from the cockpit or remotely from the Flight Operations Center aboard the Andromeda.
The primary mission of the slipfighter is to provide combat patrol support for Heavy Cruiser and Atmospheric Attack Craft Carriers. It also flies tactical escort for strike fighters and conducts Suppression of Enemy Defense (SED) operations during interplanetary combat.
As the name suggests the slip fighter is slipstream capable.
AM9D Ung Tae drop ship 
A combination armoured personnel carrier, hover-tank and skiff.
These ships are used to transport troops to the ground, each ship is capable of carrying a platoon of Lancers and basic combat gear, plus provisions for short-term accommodations as shelter.
The ship is protected with multiple layers of ablative and reactive armor and is equipped with a single direct fire AP gun turret and a deployable 150mm mass-driver cannon for indirect fire support at 1200 rounds per minute.
The ship is not slipstream capable. It can only travel the distance from orbit in space to the planets surface and back. It is not capable of travelling around a solar system and is not used as a shuttle craft.
Attack drones 
Autonomous in nature, the drones have been seen to protect her mothership but are inferior to a manned fighter in combat as seen by their easy destruction in several episodes.
Sensor drones 
Like the attack drones the Sensor drones are autonomous in nature, the drones have been seen used as probes to monitor distant areas outside of Andromeda's sensor range.
Eureka Maru 
The Maru is a cargo ship by nature, and belongs to Beka, her father and his business partner Sid originally owned the Maru, the Maru is stored in Andromeda's landing bay and is frequently used by the crew for various tasks.

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Notes

  • Andromeda Ascendant's complete official designation is "Shining Path to Truth and Knowledge AI model GRA 112, serial number XMC-10-182".
  • CY = Commonwealth Year.
  • AFC = After the Fall of the Commonwealth.

This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

References

  1. ^ Registry at Rommies offical character profile.
  2. ^ "The Torment, The Release". Andromeda.
  3. ^ "The Prince". Andromeda.
  4. ^ "Exalted Reason, Resplendent Daughter". Andromeda.

This article is the listing of all episodes of Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ... This article is the listing of all episodes of Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ... This article is the listing of all episodes of Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ...

External links

  • The Andromeda Ascendant website

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