The ship was destroyed in 2378 by three Tal Shiar warbirds.
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HistoryThe Galileo was launched from Earth Station McKinley in 2376, around the same time the Pathfinder Project becomes a success.
The ship mostly researched uninhabited class M planets within Federation space, and was involved in researching nebulae and supernovae.
In 2377, the Galileo stopped dead in a Mutara class nebula. The nebula had a horrific effect on the ship's systems, causing the shields to fail and the hull to badly corrode. Numerous consoles and conduits exploded, the ship was battered with hull breaches, and half of the Galileo's crew died of radiation, explosions, or were sucked out through hull breaches. The ship was later rescued and repaired.
In 2378, shortly before its sister ship Voyager's return to the Alpha Quadrant, the ship encountered three Tal Shiar warbirds inside Federation space, well away from the Neutral Zone. The Tal Shiar attempted to capture the ship but failed. They then critically damaged the Galileo, killing all but 10 of the ship's crew, which included the senior staff. Only one escape pod was launched, carrying the ten survivors as the Galileo succumbed to a warp core breach. The pod was later recovered.
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