Pathfinder Project

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Pathfinder Project insignia

The Pathfinder Project, also referred to as Project Voyager, was the title of a Star Fleet Communications project that attempted to communicate with USS Voyager, which was stranded in the Delta Quadrant.

Origins - 2370s

It was created sometime between 2374 and 2376, following the discovery of Voyager's presence in the Delta Quadrant when the Doctor was sent to the USS Prometheus. It was overseen by Admiral Owen Paris, and was based at Star Fleet's Communications Research Center. The day-to-day running of the project was handled by Commander Peter Harkins, and its staff included Lieutenant Reginald Barclay. Deep Space 9 also assisted the project by providing interstellar phenomena forecasts.

It first made contact with Voyager in 2376, using the MIDAS array to create a micro-wormhole. Although the first communication was brief and problematic- merely allowing Admiral Paris to talk to Captain Kathryn Janeway, who assured him that his son was performing well- the communications technology improved to a level whereby contact could be made on a regular basis - every day for eleven minutes by 2377.

Pathfinder Project was abandoned in 2379 when contact with Voyager had been lost for over a year and the crew were officially deemed Missing in Action.

Revival - 2420-2422

Pathfinder Project - 2420 - PRESENT
USS Artemis, EX-11000 Vesta Class Com-capt.jpg Tyra Crawford
USS Nike, EX-11002 Vesta Class Com-capt.jpg Dal Rishan
USS Freyja, EX-11003 Vesta Class Com-capt.jpg Edwin Oglesson
USS Luna, RSV-88000 Luna Class Com-capt.jpg Aitrus Colso
USS Jupiter, FT-96100 Jupiter Class Sup-capt.jpg Edwin Khumalo
USS Scott, CRS-98600 Scott Class Eng-cdr.jpg Ionathan Mendel
USS Phlox, HOS-60806 Nightingale Class Med-cdr.jpg Teresa Poulson

The Pathfinder Project was revitalised as an independent Task Force following the Attack on the Borg Megasphere with two aims: 1) to locate the Borg Contingency and 2) to track the still-missing Voyager. Comprised solely of modern, Slipstream-capable ships; the Task Force was nominally under the command of the senior CO, Captain Tyra Crawford though individual commanders were expected to act independently when required.

The initial destination point was the Talaxian Asteroid Colony, also the last known location of Voyager. The voyage would take 20 days with current Slipstream Technology, meaning that the Task Force would need to be self-sufficient and look after itself; help would be a long time coming...

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