|Native Species:||Angel I natives|
Angel I was an inhabited M class planet. This was the homeworld for the Angel I natives, a humanoid species. It was the first planet of the Angel planetary system. This system was located near the Romulan Neutral Zone.
This M class planet supported carbon-based flora and fauna and was sparsely populated with intelligent life. Angel I had no platinum deposits. By 2302, the native civilization had reached the technological equivalent of Earth's mid-20th century.
In 2302, a Federation vessel visited Angel I, marking the last official contact between the Federation and the planet. The Federation freighter Odin, which collided with an asteroid near Angel I in 2357.
The survivors of the Odin had landed on the planet, resulting in a minor shift in opinion and attitude towards the treatment of male members of society. It is believed that this shift may grow over time, and men may gain equal rights.
Angel I had evolved into a constitutional oligarchy that was governed by the Parliament, an elected matriarchy consisting of six Mistresses and an overall leader, the Elected One. Its society is established around the idea that males are considered second-class citizens. The women are the hunters and the soldiers. In 2364, the Elected One was Beata.
The planet model for Angel I was used later to represent Minos in TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom", Theta VIII in TNG: "The Royale", and Legara IV in TNG: "Sarek". The matte painting of the capital city was also used to represent Starbase 515 in TNG: "Samaritan Snare" and the surface of Banea in VOY: "Ex Post Facto". With some alterations it was also used to represent the surface of Krios Prime in "The Mind's Eye".
According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (pg. 66), the Angel (Alpha Gruis or Al Nair) system was located in or near Federation space. This system was a binary star system. Angel A was a B class star with a magnitude of +1, which was a hundred times brighter than Sol. Angel B was a B class star.