- For other meanings of "Explorer", see Explorer (disambiguation).
Explorer is one of the types of starships as classified by Starfleet. Explorers are extremely versatile vessels by design and are equipped for various tactical, scientific, and diplomatic missions. They are among the largest and often the most heavily armed vessels utilised by Starfleet. (LUG RPG: Spacedock: The Advanced Starship and Construction Manual)
Types of explorers
Explorer starship classes