- A study model was eventually built for the original Star Trek Chronology by Greg Jein and later put on a stand with a TNG-era communicator to be put in Sisko's office, where it can be seen in the background in numerous episodes, along with a model of the International Space Station, the Miranda級 USSSaratoga, and the Nebula級 USSMelbourne.
- It was also featured prominently in an article on the history of Federation starships in Star Trek: The Magazine, where it was featured as a CGI in Volume 3, Issue 9.
- According to the the reference books Star Trek Concordance, the Star Trek Encyclopedia, Star Trek Maps and The Worlds of the Federation and the current startrek.com article, this vessel was the starship that visited the planet Sigma Iotia II in 2168, as mentioned in TOS: A Piece of the Action. In the episode, it was stated that the Horizon came "from the same outfit as" the USSEnterprise, but it was never specified if that "outfit" was Starfleet or the Federation, nor was the prefix USS ever stated. Information on that specific vessel can be found at Horizon.