A few minutes into 1996's Star Trek: First Contact, a freshly ocular-implanted Geordi LaForge spells it out for us: "The Enterprise-E is the most advanced starship in the in fleet."
Designed by then relative newcomer John Eaves and veteran production designer Herman Zimmerman, the Enterprise-E was the successor of the late-USS Enterprise-D, described by First Contact writers Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga as "sleek" and "muscular". Lacking the comfy, Hilton-in-space feel of the Enterprise-D (as well that ship's questionable compliment of families and kids), the Enterprise-E was fast, heavily armed, and better poised to swoop into action on the big screen than her television predecessor.
Still, the Enterprise-E only served in three theatrical adventures, never made a cameo in any of the TV spin-offs, and has yet to make an appearance in Star Trek: Picard's recent revival of the 24th century. As flagship of the Federation, she took on the Borg, the Son'a, and the Remans, but we may actually know less about the Enterprise-E than of any other hero ship in the Star Trek Universe.
Here are ten little-known facts about the Sovereign-class Enterprise-E that we were able to find hidden deep in the Starfleet Museum Quantum Archives.