Commodore's Log 1
Posted on Tue Feb 28th, 2017 @ 9:13pm by Rear Admiral Oliver Lancaster
Edited on Thu Mar 16th, 2017 @ 3:20pm
Commodore's Log, Stardate.... Yeah, probably should've checked that.
It's funny, I always thought that when I got promoted to the Admiralty, I'd be delegated solely to flying a desk. I never thought it would involve another Starship.
The Wolff, a Luna class Starship, is certainly built for the kind of missions we'll be undertaking in the Delta Quadrant. My only real wish is that we knew what was happening with the Prolatians.
Their abandoning the Starbase was out of character, especially from what I've seen of Tholerot. Still, he managed to get one last shot in before dropping off grid, taking my friend. Kahlaras is listed as KIA by Starfleet Command, based on the number of dead at the station, but I prefer to think of him as merely missing.
It's a mystery I do intend to solve one day.
As an aside, we're due to test the Pelarik Drive tomorrow. Between the Professor, myself and Commander T'Lek, we've selected a destination. It's far enough that it's a suitable test, but not so far that we can't re-connect the conventional warp drive and return to the nearest facility within a couple of weeks.
My concern, however, is the calculations. They require a level of precision that, even for a computer, would be difficult. One error made during the input process could change our 50 light year jump to a 5000 light year jump. I've done the math, and, at maximum warp cruising velocity, that would take 1 year, 1 month, 1 week and 4 days, give or take a few hours. That's assuming it doesn't cause some kind of critical failure that requires we eject the core. At impulse, it would take... More.
Needless to say, this is something I'm losing sleep over. I've opted not to inform the crew of this calculation. After all, it's a hypothetical and hardly a necessity we consider.
For now, I'm going to leave my concerns here, in my log.
Computer, save and encrypt personal log.