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Primary operational control for Galaxy Class Starships is provided by the Main Bridge located at the top of the primary hull. It is located on Deck 1. The Main Bridge directly supervises all primary mission operations (with the exception of the Flight bay and assorted craft) and coordinates all departmental activities.
The Main Bridge is an ejectable module, allowing for a wider variety in mission parameters. The standard module on all Galaxy Class Starships is the second standard version.
The current standard Galaxy Class layout is as follows. In the center is Command area with three common seats, for the Captain, the Executive Officer to his right, and the Counselor to his left. Further out from these are two more seats that can be used by VIP or other non-stationed personnel.
At the front of the bridge is the Conn, starboard, and Operations, port, stations. Conn is the combination of Helm and Navigation, and Operations controls and monitors most vital ship functions. Operations is commonly in control of sensors aboard Galaxy Class starships.
the tactical station on the bridge
Behind the Command area is the Tactical Rim. Here is the Primary and two Auxiliary Tactical stations. All tactical and security functions can be controlled and monitored from this point.
On the back wall from port to starboard are Engineering, Environment, Mission Operations, Science I, and Science II. These five stations are normally unmanned. The Chief Engineer is in Main Engineering, Environment & Mission Operations can be controlled at the Operations console, and Science I & Science II are the science department's presence on the Bridge. However, normally the Chief Science Officer [if the ship has one] is not a Bridge Officer. The position is a management and authority one, meant to control all the sub-departments which do their work in the various labs on board the ship. It is not uncommon however for some Chief Science Officers to conduct their business directly on the Bridge.
helm and ops stations
There are three turbolifts leading off the bridge; one is an emergency turbolift that leads directly to the Battle Bridge. There are also three rooms adjacent to the Bridge. The Captain's Ready Room is on the fore port of the Bridge. The Conference Room and Bridge Head is aft starboard.
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TURBOLIFT TO BATTLE BRIDGE
At times of an emergency or a battle this turbolift directly transports the senior crew to the battle bridge before the saucer seperation initiates
Designed for use by a single crew member, the entire helm station consists of two main sections; the fawn colured ribber chair with headrest, and the slide-away touch sensitive console situated within easy reach directly infront. As a typical duty rotation takes eight hours, the chair is designed for comfort over this time, enabling the navigator to be at their station at all times
- COUNSELOR'S CHAIR
On most Starfleet ships, the captain's chair is in the very centre of the bridge, facing towards the main viewscreen
- 1ST OFFICER'S CHAIR
TO OBSERVATION LOUNGE
The observation lounge is the perfect meeting place for the senior bridge crew. Located behind the bridge for quick access, it is used for conferences and presentations
The combined security and tactical station is one of the largest stations on the Enterprise's bridge. It holds a central position immediately behind the captain on a raised level so that the security/tactical officer can communicate swiftly and easily with the commanding officer. One of the duty officer's most important tasks is to provide tactical advice during dangerous situations
The raised area of the bridge houses numerous science stations. Duty officers operate these consoles from a standing position
The main bridge of Galaxy class starships of the 2360's provides seating and information displays for three people. The Central seat is for the captainwhile the other two seats are used by the first officer and the ship's counsellor. Together these three officers determine the running of the ship and how to carry out mission directives
The ops station is a stand alone station at the front of the bridge. The chair can swivel 180 degrees to so that the officer can face either the captains chair or the main viewer. The top of the console swivels to allow the officer to reach the chair
Even the captain of a Galaxy Class starship needs a place to relax. This is provided by the captain's ready room located just off the main bridge