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In the mirror universe, Vega IX was the location of a Terran colony, where Terran Empire captain James T. Kirk executed 5,000 colonists in his second action as commanding officer of the ISS Enterprise. (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror")
Background information Edit
In "Two Days and Two Nights", the NX-class Enterprise, set a milestone twenty-five years after Travis Mayweather was born on his father's ship while it was on the Vega-Draylax cargo run, by becoming the first Earth ship to travel 90 light years away from the Sol system. This would be consistent with the location of the real star Vega, which is approximately 25 light years from the Sol system.
According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (pp. 36, 44, "United Federation of Planets I"), Vega IX (or Vega Colony) was, in the mid-22nd century, an important trading world on the Earth trade routes. Vega colony traded with Draylax and Earth in the mid-22nd century. In 2378, Vega IX was located in Federation space. The planet was a destination on the major space lanes. It was a Federation member.