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For the star, please see Minos Korva (star).

Minos Korva was a Federation system located four light years from the Federation-Cardassian border and eleven light years from the McAllister C-5 Nebula. The history of this system in the 24th century was found in the file Summary System Report 58383-98: Minos Korva.

In the 2340s, the USS Berlin completed a long range cometary survey of this system. The survey revealed an anomalous population of rocky methane ice bodies. It was nearly 12% greater than results predicted by the Tezber Planetary Evolution Models.

In the same decade, this system was surveyed by the USS Exeter. The starship reported that the primary Minos Korva was a Main Sequence Class G star with 12 planets. One of these planets was an uninhabited Class M planet in the primary habitable zone.

Six months after the survey, Secretary of Exploration M. Piller orchestrated the annexation of this system into Federation territory. The secretary put in a recommendation for an extended range security perimeter to be established for this system; however, this was deferred.

In the Federation-Cardassian War, the Cardassians attempted to annex Minos Korva. The Cardassian Central Command claimed that a Federation stellar cartography map was in error. According to the Cardassians, the border's position through several sectors was the result of a miscalculation by a reference beacon and that the border should be adjusted 4.7 light years towards the galactic center. Soon after, the Cardassians announced their intent to occupy the system and to establish orbital outposts around three planets. The intention was not carried out in response to objections by Federation authorities, who accompanied their words with the assignment of three Excelsior-class starships to a nearby sector.

In 2369, Starfleet believed that the Cardassians would launch an invasion of Minos Korva from the McAllister C-5 Nebula. The invasion was avoided because the USS Enterprise-D, under the command of Captain Edward Jellico, preemptively prevented the invasion by detecting the Cardassian fleet hiding in the nebula. (TNG-R: "Chain of Command, Part II")

Galen mentioned this incident at Minos Korva when he described William T. Riker's tendency for insubordination to Arctus Baran in 2370. (TNG: "Gambit, Part I")

In the aired "Chain of Command, Part II", Minos Korva was identified as a Federation system, while, in the script and in lines cut from the episode, Minos Korva was identified as being both a star system and a planet with two million colonists. (The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 43) identified Minos Korva as a planet.) In lines cut from the episode, it was revealed that after Starfleet Command had arrived at the decision to defend Minos Korva from a Cardassian invasion, the Federation starships USS Berlin, USS Aries and USS Sutherland had been dispatched to Minos Korva's sector. According to the pronunciation guide, Minos Korva was pronounced as "mee-nos KOR-va".
According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 47; "United Federation of Planets I") and the Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Minos Korva system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. The primary was a M-class star. In 2378, Minos Korva was listed as a Federation member.

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