The USS Atlantis is a Dumont-class Science Vessel, whose mission it is to explore the Alpha Quadrant. Set to be launched from Starbase 72 on 8 July 2389, its area of focus will be the sectors to the Galactic South of the Inconnu Expanse.
Atlantis was named after the fifth Earth Space Shuttle, which flew 33 missions for the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) between 1985 and 2011. Its contributions to science during that time period cannot be measured. The United Earth Space Probe Agency named its fifth NX-class Atlantis as well, also in honour of the Space Shuttle.