The Nova-class was used in Star Trek Voyager in an episode titled "Equinox", where Voyager finds the U.S.S.
Equinox. The crew of the Equinox seems to be hiding a dark secret. If you haven't watched it, you should, it's a pretty good episode.
The Equinox is a Nova-class ship designed by Rick Sternbach. It was based on the U.S.S. Defiant Pathfinder design by Doug Drexler.
The Nova-class was designed as a science and scout ship, typically built for planetary research and analysis. This is why the ship is very
small and usually not very fast... a maximum speed of warp 8. One of the most interesting features is the Waverider attached to the hull, an
aerodynamic shuttle for entering a planet's atmosphere.
The Batavia is also a Nova-class used over 10 years after the destruction of the Equinox on Star Trek Voyager. The Batavia has been assigned
to the Dark Hinterlands, a rather violent region of Federation space, and has been refitted to be more suitable for combat operations.
The crew of the Batavia has also managed to push warp speed far beyond the maximum speed of warp 8 as seen in the episode "Nightfall".
But the big question still remains: can the Batavia land? Our answer: Yes she can! We've asked Rick Sternbach the original designer of the Nova-class used
in "Equinox" and he told us this type of ship was designed to land: "The original design had four split gear doors, so it was always my intention,
conceptually, to give the Equinox a set of feet like Voyager.".
So there you have it, the Nova-class was designed to land. And on our show the Batavia most certainly can whether or not it's canon,
because we're just a fan production after all. So we will be setting her down from time to time and perhaps we'll even decide to take the
Waverider out for a spin! Thanks for watching Star Trek Dark Armada!