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Midas Array

Specs

Universe : Prime Timeline
Class Name : Midas Array
Type : Communications array
Commissioned : 2370, class remains in service
Dimensions : Diameter : 600 m
Height : 50 m1
Mass : 150,000 metric tons
Crew : None
Armament : None
Defence Systems : Low level Structural Integrity Field
Docking Facilities : None
Warp Speeds
(TOS scale) :
Not capable of independent movement; attitude control and/or orbital adjustment only.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : -
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : -
Shield Strength : -
Hull Armour : 12.5
Speed : -
Combat Manoeuvrability : -
Overall Strength Index : 1
Diplomatic Capability : None
Expected Hull Life : 20
Refit Cycle : Minor : 1 year
Standard : 2 years
Major : 5 years

Notes

The Mutara Interdimensional Deep-space transponder Array is designed to allow Starfleet to communicate with Starships across very long ranges, i.e. those operating well beyond the Federation borders on deep space assignments. The array has most famously been used by the Pathfinder project to contact USS Voyager; the array was used to fire a 60 terawatt tachyon beam at a class-B itinerant pulsar, generating a microwormhole which allowed communications signals to propagate over distances in excess of thirty thousand lightyears. This gave Starfleet regular two way real time communications with the lost Starship for the first time.2
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Speculative Guess
2 VOY 6 Pathfinder
Source : Speculative
Comment : Guess
Series : VOY Season 6 (Disc 3)
Episode : Pathfinder

Comments

The MIDAS array was first seen in Voyager's "Pathfinder", and was used by Reg Barclay to contact the little lost Starfleet ship. We know virtually nothing about the array - we see images of it, but there is nothing in the shot to scale it against so the size is a total guess. The only thing we know for sure is that it can produce a tachyon beam with an output of more than sixty terawatts.
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