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Velara Base

Velara Base on Velara III

Velara III main laboratory

Main laboratory room

Velara Base was a terraforming station established by the Federation's Terraform Command on the planet Velara III in 2360. The base served as the main habitat for the project's four terraformers, containing both living quarters and laboratories. The base was abandoned in 2364 after Captain Jean-Luc Picard placed an indefinite quarantine on the planet after encountering the "Microbrain" lifeform. (TNG: "Home Soil")

The main laboratory housed a large array of equipment such as a planetary imager, hydraulic landscaping pump and probe monitors, and a vegetation monitoring station. An adjoining section contained the hydraulic chamber which houses the pumps themselves as well as the laser drill that bores the holes into which they are placed. (TNG: "Home Soil")

Andrew Probert created an original matte painting for this base which was not used in the episode. It was sold to Paul M. Newitt in 1989. [1]

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