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(covers information from an alternate timeline)
In an alternate quantum reality visited by Worf in 2370, Starbase 47 was responsible for new starship developments and the object of covert surveillance by the Cardassian Union, who had reprogrammed the Argus Array to observe this, as well as Deep Space 5, the Iadara colony and the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. (TNG: "Parallels")
Background information Edit
For more information on this studio model, see TNG studio models. Starbases are usually depicted as planet-based facilities or large space stations capable of supporting and supplying numerous starships. The model for Starbase 47 depicted in "Parallels", however, appears to be the same as that of small Relay Station 47 seen in "Aquiel".
Starbase 47 was also originally listed in an okudagram in the episode "Inheritance". The name of the base did not appear in the remastered episode version of the database. According to the commercial transport database graphic in the original episode, in 2328, David Trotti boarded a transport ship at Gamma Towles II bound for Starbase 47.
According to the Star Trek: Vanguard series of novels, the original Starbase 47 was of similar design as Starbase 6 in the 23rd century. However, following the events of that series, that station was destroyed and disavowed in Federation records. The designation was covertly reassigned to the starbase referenced in "Parallels".