In the year 2383, the station was assembled in the Bajor system by the Starfleet Corps of Engineers from modular components within a drydock frame by tractor beams, workbees and Sphinx workpods. It served as a staging platform for the SCE's construction of the new Frontier-class Deep Space 9 (II). (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Raise the Dawn)
By 2410, construction support station 173 had been relocated to Earth's orbit, and formed the central station of the San Francisco Fleet Yards. (STO - Season 13.5 mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
|Construction support stations|
|Construction support station 173 • San Francisco Fleet Yards • Space Station Battle Group 4 • Starbase 29 • Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards|
|orbital landmarks (planets, planetoids, moons & asteroids):||B'hava'el (primary) • Bajor I • Bajor II • Bajor III • Bajor IV • Bajor V • Bajor VI • VII. Bajor (Baraddo/The Prodigal • Derna • Endalla • Jeraddo • Ostratus • Penraddo) • Cajara (Empok Nor) • Denorios Belt (Bajoran wormhole • Construction support station 173 • Deep Space 9 • Deep Space 9 (II)) • VIII. Andros (2 moons) • Bajor IX • Bajor X • XI. Ba'Syladon (Syladdo • 3 other moons) • Bajor XII • Bajor XIII • Bajor XIV • Tiljara (Comet Alpha)|
The "173" designation is readable on the top dome of the station when approaching the San Francisco Fleet Yard at Earth in Star Trek Online.