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A Lagrange point is a point in space where the gravitational forces of two larger bodies, for example stars or planets, and the centrifugal force of a third, smaller object at that point cancel each other out. This allows the third object, for example a starship, to assume a fixed position relative to the other two objects without any power consumption.

Within star systems, several such points existed.

The L5 Test Station, part of the NX Project, was located at Earth's L5. (ENT: "First Flight")

The Rigel VII Lagrange colony was located at one of Rigel VII's Lagrange points. (TNG-R: "Inheritance")

When a Delta Rana warship virtually appeared out of nothing in the proximity of Delta Rana IV, Worf assumed that the ship was riding a Lagrange point behind Rana IV's farthest moon. (TNG: "The Survivors")

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