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Old 09-27-2009, 01:32 AM
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Default The OTHER Deep Space Stations.......

Just had a little thought after posting on the Word Association Game thread, but it came back to me that in Star Trek: First Contact there's reference to a Deep Space Five.

As we also have the Federation rebranded Terek Nor as Deep Space Nine, it made me wonder what makes a 'Deep Space...' designation apply instead of simply Starbase 375 etc.

Apart from being in Deep Space before anyone chimes in!


Which actually DS9 didn't seem to be in that deep space anyway - it very close to the Bajoran system and all kinds of trade routes.

So, what are your thoughts? I wondered if they could be a handful of super-size stations (like Spacedock size) scattered around Federation Space that are essentially gigantic cities with a wide range of functions and roles in serving Federation support services.

Anyone else ever wondered or was it just me!
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To me, Deep Space stations are starbases that were initially established outside of Federation space (or with the cooperation of a non-Federation government)--and even though the Bajor Sector was only a week or so away from Earth at maximum warp, it wasn't Federation space at the time it was established. Presumably even after these territories are incorporated or incapsulated by the Federation, they still retain their Deep Space designations, IMO. While there are hundreds of starbases, the number of Deep Space stations are apparently few and aren't established very often.

Deep Space Five was apparently the same design as the Regula-1 space station in TWOK, so the size of Deep Space stations probably can vary. Deep Space Seven (not to be confused with Deep Space Station K-7 in TOS) is presumably close to the Romulan Neutral Zone...
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That's a good possibility as well!
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To me, Deep Space stations are starbases that were initially established outside of Federation space (or with the cooperation of a non-Federation government)--and even though the Bajor Sector was only a week or so away from Earth at maximum warp, it wasn't Federation space at the time it was established. Presumably even after these territories are incorporated or incapsulated by the Federation, they still retain their Deep Space designations, IMO. While there are hundreds of starbases, the number of Deep Space stations are apparently few and aren't established very often.

Deep Space Five was apparently the same design as the Regula-1 space station in TWOK, so the size of Deep Space stations probably can vary. Deep Space Seven (not to be confused with Deep Space Station K-7 in TOS) is presumably close to the Romulan Neutral Zone...
Thanks for that info, Commodore, I did not know that K-7 is a DS station. But as it seems to be near the Klingon border, it makes perfect sense.
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From Memory Alpha:

"Stations that are positioned on the edge of the Federation border (like Deep Space K-7) or, in the case of Deep Space 9, in neutral territory close to the Federation border, are labeled as Deep Space stations."

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Deep_space_station
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DS9 in the begining, made a big point of that fact it was "At The Edge Of The Final Frontier."
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From Memory Alpha:

"Stations that are positioned on the edge of the Federation border (like Deep Space K-7) or, in the case of Deep Space 9, in neutral territory close to the Federation border, are labeled as Deep Space stations."
That also applies to a number of regularly-numbered starbases as well (such as Starbases 23 and 24, just to name two).

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DS9 in the begining, made a big point of that fact it was "At The Edge Of The Final Frontier."
True. There was mention of how it took weeks to get to DS9 at maximum warp.

But as the series progressed--and especially as the threat of war with the Dominion progressed--we saw the distance between DS9 at Earth shrink to roughly a week at high warp. The DS9 Technical Manual actually placed the station roughly 50 light-years from Earth.

But it all works out if we go with the idea that the Federation isn't a perfect sphere and the distance of its borders from Earth vary, imo.
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That also applies to a number of regularly-numbered starbases as well (such as Starbases 23 and 24, just to name two).


True. There was mention of how it took weeks to get to DS9 at maximum warp.

But as the series progressed--and especially as the threat of war with the Dominion progressed--we saw the distance between DS9 at Earth shrink to roughly a week at high warp. The DS9 Technical Manual actually placed the station roughly 50 light-years from Earth.

But it all works out if we go with the idea that the Federation isn't a perfect sphere and the distance of its borders from Earth vary, imo.
This says it is!!(KIDDING!)


Agreed!
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This says it is!!(KIDDING!)


Agreed!
You might want to call some kind of pest exterminator--looks like the Federation is about to be invaded by a giant mouse.
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You might want to call some kind of pest exterminator--looks like the Federation is about to be invaded by a giant mouse.
New undercover Dominon ship.....ROFL!!
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