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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 Star Trek: Star Charts (pp. 36, 44, 57; "United Federation of Planets I") and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Vega (Alpha Lyrae) system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. In the mid-22nd century, this important trading system was a destination on the Earth trade routes, and it traded with Draylax and Sol. In 2254, the Enterprise traveled to the system after visiting the Talos star group. In the late 24th century, the system was a destination on a major space lane. In 2378, the Vega colony, on Vega IX, was listed as a Federation member.