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An away team was a group of starship or starbase crewmembers leaving their normal place of duty to engage in a mission to a different starship, starbase, or on a planet or other body.

In Federation Starfleet, it was common for the first officer to lead the away mission. Sometimes, the second officer would also participate in the away team mission too.

Specific away team missions

2367 away team missions

USS Prospect first officer Anne Lansing participated on an undercover away team mission to Enip, along with Daniel Radke, Kari Eriksson, USS Arlington first officer Vanessa Biondo and several others. The Enipians captured Eriksson and Biondo and killed the rest of the away team, except Radke and Lansing, who escaped into the caves under the planet's surface. Once there, Lansing was stuck in a cave-in, but Radke remained by her side until help arrived. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Lady Lazarus") It's not clear when this mission took place, but the author assumes it was between "The Burnt Child" and "Starry, Starry Night".

A few weeks later, Lansing led an away team to Goffan III to determine if the Jenchum Suzerainty was building a subspace weapon in the city of Enika. The mission was unsuccessful, and Lansing was forced to leave Kari Eriksson behind.

She returned as a part of another away team to help convince Eriksson to return to the Prospect and was successful. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Starry, Starry Night")

The M'Tar were holding the Prospect's away team hostage aboard the USS Artemis. Second officer Kari Eriksson and chief engineer Michael Greene modified the Prospect's navigational deflector to emit a graviton pulse to disperse tetryon particles from an anomaly based aboard the Artemis, allowing the Prospect to beam their away team back. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Lady Lazarus")

2372 away team missions

An away team aboard the long-lost USS Eagle (NCC-26970) discovered that USS Cantabrian's chief engineer Ethan Arden's grandmother managed to keep herself and several other Eagle crewmates alive until they could be rescued by making them holograms. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "The Eagle")

That same year, first officer Elizabeth Singh lead a Cantabrian away team aboard a derelict Borg cube in the Devil's Cradle where she encountered a Borg drone very similar in appearance to her missing daughter Rahel. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Devil's Cube")

2373 away team missions

Lansing accompanied Cantabrian commanding officer Captain Noah Wrightson, Daniel Radke, and the Cantabrian's away teams aboard the Dark Starship to take control of the ship and stop the temporal weapon. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "By All Means Necessary")

Once the Dark Starship threat was neutralized, Lansing called for an away team from the Cantabrian. After Dr. Marie Bourget and an away team arrived, the Dark Starship's temporal weapon overloaded, sending the Dark Starship and everyone aboard back in time to 1945 Earth. With the power source drained, stopping their return to 2373, Lansing and Antonio Fernandes scanned the planet to find a compatible energy source, way beyond Earth's 20th century technology. With this, Lansing decided to take an away team to World War II-ravaged Germany near Dresden to investigate the source. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Hemorrhage")

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