The major operating modes are:
Cruise Mode Green AlertEdit
The normal operating condition of the ship.
Designates a ship wide state of increased preparedness for possible crisis situations.
Designates an actual state of emergency in which the ship or crew is endangered, immediately impending emergencies, or combat situations.
External Support ModeEdit
State of reduced activity that exists when a ship is docked at a starbase or other support facility.
Reduced Power ModeEdit
This protocol is invoked in case of a major failure in spacecraft power generation, in case of critical fuel shortage, or in the event that a tactical situation requires severe curtailment of onboard power generation.
During Cruise Mode, the ship s operations are run on three 8-hour shifts designated Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. Should a crisis develop, it may revert to a four-shift system of six hours to keep crew fatigue down.
Typical Shift command is as follows:
- Alpha Shift - Captain (CO)
- Beta Shift - First Officer (XO)
- Gamma Shift - Second Officer / Night Conn