Archer IV is a planet orbiting 61 Ursae Majoris. It was one of two planets named after famous Starfleet explorer Jonathan Archer. To date, Archer is the only person in human history to have two planets named after him.

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Shortly after the launch of the Enterprise (NX-01) in 2151, the planet was discovered by the ship while they were on a mission to explore a nebula. After learning that the planet was Minshara class, but had no intelligent life forms, Archer and the other members of the crew decided to perform a more detailed survey of the planet. What the crew did not know initially was that much of the native flora and fauna emitted a pollen with toxic levels of tropolisine. Prolonged exposure to the pollen led to humanoids having hallucinations and becoming extremely paranoid. (ENT episode: "Strange New World")

Because of the presence of the pollen, what would've been an excellent candidate for human colonization unsuitable for settlement at the time of Archer's initial survey of the planet. It would not be until the early 23rd century that humans were able to eliminate the pollen from the planet's surface, and settlement of the planet was able to proceed. By the mid 23rd century, Archer IV became a major Federation colony - with a population of approximately 700 million people. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

In the mid-24th century, the USS Enterprise-D was due to visit the planet for a diplomatic conference between the Federation and the Klingons. (TNG episode: "Yesterday's Enterprise")

The planet is the source of the beverage Archerian slug wine. Quark thought that replicated slug wine was not as good as the real thing from Archer IV. (DS9 novel: The 34th Rule)

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In an alternate timeline in which the Federation and the Klingon Empire were at war after the disappearance of the USS Enterprise-C from a battle at Narendra III, the planet Archer IV was the site of a battle between the Federation and the Empire. The Enterprise-C had entered a temporal rift and traveled forward 22 years in time, and was encountered by the Enterprise-D shortly after the battle. This timeline was erased when the Enterprise-C reentered the rift and reappeared back at Narendra III. (TNG episode: "Yesterday's Enterprise")

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Amargosa investigation star chart
Angosia III (Angosia system)Antica IV (Antica)Antide Prime (Antide system)Archer IV (Archer system)Beta Renna systemBeta V (Beta system)Betazed (Betazed system)Boreal III (Boreal system)Canopus Major (Canopus system)Chalna (Chalna system)Clarus systemCoalition of MadenaDaled V (Daled system)Daran V (Daran system)Delta IV (Delta system)El-Adrel IV (El Adrel system)Epsilon CanarisGamma EridonGravesworldHalee systemHayashi systemHansen's Planet (Beta Hydra system)Idran Star ClusterIlecom systemJanus VI (Janus system)Jaros colony (Jaros system)Lauren III (Lauren system)Lima Sierra systemLorenze ClusterM24 Alpha systemMakus III (Makus system)Manark IV (Manark system)Manu III (Manu system)Maxia ZetaMelina II (Melina system)Milika III (Milika system)Miridian VI (Miridian system)Nimbus III (Nimbus system)Ogus II (Ogus system)Omega Centus I (Omega Centus system)Organia (Organia system)Pentarus systemPenthara IV (Penthara system)Razzbo systemSeiji MajorSeptimus MinorSerlaySherman's Planet (Sherman system)Straleb (Omega Sagitta system)Strnad solar systemThasus IV (Thasus system)T'lli BetaTorona IV (Torona system)Turkana IV (Turkana system)Tycho systemTyken's RiftVandor IV (Vandor system)Vaytan I (Vaytan system)Wolf 359Zeon MinorZeta Antaras IV (Zeta Antaras system) Explored galaxy map.
planets visited by the Enterprise (NX-01)
EarthRigel XQo'noSArcher IVFaziTerra NovaP'JemBeta Aurigae VIIAkaali homeworldValakisCoridan IIITesniaDakalaTandaran moonMazarTorothRisaEris Alpha IIIaParaagan IITessik PrimeUnroth IIIKreetassaYeqPernaia PrimeMatalas PrimeEtheeniaOanDekendi IIIWeytahnKeto-EnolNarendra IIIXantorasDenariJupiterTulawXindusKaletooLoque'equeNorellusXanthanTarquin's planetGralik's planetSkagaran colonyTriannonAzati PrimeNew XindusVerex IIITrialas IVQu'Vat colonyVulcanTellarAndorBerengaria VIIMarsAdigeon PrimeAltair VIDraylaxTarod IXDenevaThrellvia IVCygnet XIVNeptuneVissia PrimeGalorndon CorePrantaresVorkado VCheronMaltos IV Emblem of United Earth. Seal of the Earth Starfleet. NX01patch.jpg
Planets visited by the USS Enterprise-D
2364 EarthDeneb IVArcharia IIILigon IIStyris IVOmicron ThetaGamma Tauri IVDelphi Ardu IVPeacekeepers' WorldParliamentRubicun IIIQuadra Sigma IIIHavenTorona IVAngel IStarbase 74 planetBynausTigan VIISyntagus TheluvTarod IXFaltosPersephone VMordan IVAldeaVelara IIIRelva VIIMinosBrentis VITrevaVagra IIOrnaraBrekkaVandor IVSarona VIIIDytallix B
2365 'aucdet IXTenaraEpsilon Miranda VDQN 1196RaimonFeeniks-Denn IVHimalias VThiopaGravesworldRamatis IIISolais VGagarin IVElysiaIconiaTheta 116 VIIIPacificaBringloid VMariposaDrema IVBraslota IISurata IV
2366 Kavis Alpha IVTau Cygna VGalorndon CoreAcamar IIIOrelious IXBre'el IVCassiopeia Delta VIIArcher IVBetazedVulcanRutia IVCawley IVGrindelwaldJouret IV
2367 SaturnEarthTurkana IVCamus IITagus IIIMalcor IIIAdelphous IVEvadne IVQo'noS
2368 Qo'noSEl-Adrel IVValo IValo IIQualor IIVulcanGalorndon CoreHermeticus IIVotar VIISindarJ'naiiNaia VIIDelta IVCogen VTau LeeTessen IIIRajatha PrimeEarth
2369 FrigisHobson Delta IIBajorElohRiatAtrea IVNervala IVEnoch VIIEarth
2370 Terrellian crashsite worldMarijne VIIN'trahnDessica IIBarradas IIICalder IIVulcanKesprytt IIIEnoch VIIDyson SphereHeraAtrea IVVacca VIDorvan VHeraKrantinSyng IIEarth
2371 SindikashThanetNtignanoDamianoVeridian III

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