Odyssey was the lead ship in the first line of interstellar human colony vessels. It was launched on January 1, 2362, laden with troops and terraforming gear to spearhead the colonization of a new world. The launching of the Odyssey was the first wave of human expansion beyond the confines of the Sol system, founding the first inner colonies outside Sol.
- The name Odyssey comes from a Greek epic of the same name. The name is fitting for the ship because of the parallels between the epic and the ship's purpose.