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USS Voyager firing tri-cobalt device

USS Voyager firing tricobalt devices

A Tricobalt device also known as a tricobalt charge or tricobalt warhead was a type of tricobalt explosive device utilized as a missile. At extremely high yields, they were capable of producing disruptions in subspace. (VOY: "The Voyager Conspiracy")

While according to "The Voyager Conspiracy", the high yield tricobalt explosives can cause subspace ruptures to form, they are presumably not considered to be subspace weapons, as such weapons were banned by the second Khitomer Accords according to Star Trek: Insurrection.


In the year 2155, in the mirror universe, the Tholians detonated a tricobalt warhead inside the gravity well of a dead star in a successful attempt to create an interphasic rift to the prime universe of 2268. (TOS: "The Tholian Web"; ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

Tricobalt devices were not standard issue weapons on Starfleet starships, but were sometimes carried in addition to photon torpedoes. A pair of tricobalt devices, with a yield of 20,000 teracochranes, twice the necessary yield, were used by the USS Voyager in order to destroy the Caretaker's array in 2371. The explosion destroyed the station, leaving only particulate dust, vapours and metallic fragments. The double yield, coupled with the unusual nature of Voyager carrying the weapons, led a malfunctioning Seven of Nine to reason in 2376, that Voyager expected to find the Caretaker's array and destroyed it to establish a Federation military presence in the Delta Quadrant. (VOY: "Caretaker", "The Voyager Conspiracy")

By 2373, the Maquis had been able to procure tricobalt explosives. In that year, Captain Benjamin Sisko theorized that they could be used in cloaked missiles that were supposedly on their way to Cardassia Prime. (DS9: "Blaze of Glory")

In 2376, inhabitants of the Kelemane's planet utilized a tricobalt device to disable the weakened shields of the USS Voyager. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")


In Star Trek Online, tricobalt devices are a purchasable weapon for starships. They do the most kinetic damage of any torpedo in the game out-damaging quantum torpedos several times(if used with the correct skills), but at the cost of a very long recharge.

See alsoEdit

cs:Tri-kobaltové torpédo de:Trikobalttorpedo

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