The Quasar is a type of Federation starship designed for short-term planetary research missions.
The Quasar looks almost the same to the Aurora or Nova, and are sometimes mistaken as one of them from afar, but unlike the other ships the Quasar has a bulkier hull as well as nacelles that extend up perpendicular to the ship.
The Quasar and her sister ships become available once the player attains the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Like all Science Vessels, the Nova and her sister ships get a bonus to shields and auxiliary power and the innate ability to target subsystems.
- Minimum Rank: Lieutenant Commander
- Crew: 100
- Weapons: 2 Fore, 2 Aft
- Device Slots: 3
- Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical; 1 Ensign Engineering; 1 Ensign Science; 1 Lieutenant Science
- Console Upgrades: 1 Engineering, 1 Tactical, 2 Science
- Turn Rate: 11
- Impulse Modifier: 0.15