From ImperialWikiAncients millions of years ago with the purpose of exploring other stargate networks that were planted by a gate seeding ship years earlier. The Icarus Base personnel were forced to evacuate to it when they were attacked.. Destiny is capable of FTL travel, but doesn't require hyperspace. It is powered using material from stars as fuel. The Destiny has several energy weapons placed around its hull, though it is capable of only using 40 percent of them. The Destiny has sixteen FTL drives, though recently one of the drives was removed due to the damage the drive had About a year later, an alternate Destiny was found that the crew canibilized for spare parts to at least partially repair their Destiny with.