Ankaa Technical Skematics|
The Ankaa is a Alpha-class starship, owned by the SSEP, with a standard crew of 4 (AI handles most tasks). She is 33 m (110 ft) long, and has two decks. Her maximum n-space speed is 10 parsecs per day. She can carry enough supplies to last for a month, and is outfitted with a small atmospheric craft, the Firebird. (Yes, I put far too much work into this)
The Star by Star Exploration Program
The SSEP was founded by the Human psi Edward Connor about 100 years ago. It is a civilian organization dedicated to mapping new planets and solar systems for scientific gain and for new colonies. About 60% of its members are psis.
The typical crew of a SSEP has one primary pilot, one biologist/doctor, one engineer/physicist and one social scientist/communications officer. The most senior of the crew is considered captain, and, by protocol, the other crew members deffer to him/her in emergencies.