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USS Giacconi (NCC-316608) was a 31st century Federation starship destroyed in the Burn circa 3069.

Over a century after its destruction, its black box had made its way to the Emerald Chain-controlled salvage yard on Hunhau.

During his time on the planet in 3189, Cleveland Booker recovered the black box for the Giacconi and gave it to Michael Burnham for her to return it to the Federation for analysis. The analysis revealed that contact was lost with this ship seven nanoseconds after the USS Yelchin had been destroyed. This variance between ships was evidence of the Burn not being a simultaneous event. (DIS: "Scavengers", "Unification III")

The Giacconi is presumably named after Riccardo Giacconi, a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist who laid down the foundations of X-ray astronomy.

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