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The Altair system was an inhabited system in Sector 9. The system consisted of a primary named Altair and at least six planets. This system was of strategic importance to the Federation in the mid-23rd century. (TOS: "Amok Time", "Wolf in the Fold"; TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint") Planets of the Altair system were the origin of such consumables as Altair water, the champagne Altairian Grand Premier, and the Altair sandwich. The Altarian encephalitis, a disease, originated in this system. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; TNG: "Datalore", "Future Imperfect"; DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited"). In the 2280s, a freighter could travel in nineteen periods from Altair to reach Gamma Hydra sector, Section 10. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)


Darien Wallace personnel file

The personnel file of Darien Wallace

The Altair system had been involved in long interplanetary wars in the early 2260s. The Federation attempted to help stabilize this by supporting the inauguration of a new president on Altair VI in 2267. Three starships, including the USS Enterprise, were to rendezvous here for this historic occasion. Their presence was a demonstration of friendship and strength which was thought to cause ripples all the way to the Klingon Empire. (TOS: "Amok Time")

Darien Wallace was born on Altair IV. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder")

In the early 2360s, first officer William Riker refused Captain Robert DeSoto of the starship USS Hood to beam down to Altair III. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint") Captains Rixx and Jean-Luc Picard had initially met at the Altairian Conference sometime prior to 2364. (TNG: "Conspiracy")

In 2371, Doctor Henri Roget of the Central Hospital of Altair IV, was awarded the prestigious Carrington Award for his work in the field of medicine. (DS9: "Prophet Motive")


Background information

According to the script for "Amok Time", the other two starships that arrived at Altair were the USS Endeavour and USS Essex. (citation needededit)

According to Star Trek: Star Charts, the Altair (Alpha Aquilae) single star system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. Altair was an A-class star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times brighter than Sol. In the mid-22nd century, this system, located in non-aligned space, was a destination on the Earth and Vulcan trade routes. In 2378, this system was located in or near Federation space. (pg. 44, "United Federation of Planets I")


According to the video game Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, the USS Constellation and the Klingon flagship, IKS K'lirta, engaged in combat at Alpha Aquila VII, prior to the Organian Peace Treaty.

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