|Stationed:||Starbase Expanse 12|
In 2371, Henrik Delaney installed their folded space drive prototype aboard the USS Rutherford and accompanied the crew on testing the device. Initial tests were successful until 2372, when the device malfunctioned, and the Rutherford jumped from the Alpha Quadrant to the Gamma Quadrant.
Henrik's disappearance, months after the disappearance of their twin daughters Megan and Jenny aboard the USS Voyager, drove Samantha Delaney to despair ; her work on perfecting the folded space drive kept her sane.
Working aboard Dante Station, Samantha Delaney constructed two more prototypes, secretly hard-wiring one into the station's frame and another aboard her cloaked ship in the station's orbit. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "An Innocent Time")