2372 – U.S.S. Copernicus NCC-74982 undergoes trials in Sol System
2373 – Copernicus officially launches under the command of Captain Nelson. With a shortened shakedown cruise the Copernicus docks at Starbase 18 for final system checks and maintenance.
2374 – Copernicus is assigned to long range reconnaissance missions during the Dominion war. Answers distress call to Klingon Cruiser Ne’gthe Defending the ship from several Jem’Hadar raiders. The only battle action the ship sees during the war.
2375 – Copernicus is used as a resupply and medical vessel during the final assault on Cardassia. She is joined by several alliance ships in a second wave that remains behind to resupply and rescue survivors.