Beta Ursae Minor, also known as Kochab, is a star, an orange giant (spectral class K4III). Beta Ursae Minor supports a star system, and is visible from Earth (126 light-years distant) in the constellation of Ursa Minor.
By the 24th century, Beta Ursae Minor was a Federation system, with an annex of Starfleet Academy located on the second planet, Beta Ursae Minor II. In the mid-24th century, Darien Wallace graduated from this branch of the Academy. (TNG episode: "Eye of the Beholder")
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