Tau Cygna V was the inhabited H-class fifth planet in the Tau Cygna system. This system was located over 5,000 light years from the Sol Sector, within the de Laure belt. According to Section 133, Paragraph 77 of the Treaty of Armens, the planet had been ceded from the Federation to the Sheliak Corporate in 2255.
Federation colony Edit
In 2274, the colony ship SS Artemis landed on the planet's surface. One third of the crew and passengers died of the radiation before they learned to adapt to it. The survivors established a new colony with their technology, building a town with living facilities and aqueduct with pumping station. They also cultivated large swaths of fields. The colonists did not receive any visits or communication from the Sheliak as the colony grew over the next 92 years.
In 2366, the colonists had to be evacuated due to the Sheliak claim on the planet. The USS Enterprise-D was notified of the trespassing and subsequently Captain Jean-Luc Picard sent Lieutenant commander Data to the surface in order to convince them it was futile to stay, as the Sheliak would simply kill them. While difficult, he succeeded and the colonists spent the next three weeks preparing for a Federation transport ship. After the evacuation, the Sheliak established their colony on the planet. (TNG: "The Ensigns of Command")