History and specifications
Around the year 3069, the Burn was a galaxy-wide cataclysmic event that caused the detonation of starships and other spaceborne facilities, instantly immolating the majority of Starfleet's assets and personnel. Long-range communications and intel gathering subsequently became extremely restricted. (DSC episodes: "That Hope Is You, Part 1", "People of Earth", "Die Trying")
The Federation civilian government and Starfleet Command settled on the Federation Headquarters station in deep space. An artificial distortion field effectively cloaked the facility. Generated by the station itself, its power came from surviving Starfleet ships docked to the station via cords.
The station appeared like a starship-sized, almond-shaped construct with an outer lattice and solar panel-like external energy collectors. The command center was located at the very top and included windows. Its centerpiece was a holographic map of the Milky Way Galaxy.
In 3189, the temporally displaced 23rd century Starfleet science vessel USS Discovery announced its return to duty and travelled to the station, where Fleet Admiral Charles Vance and his security chief Lieutenant Audrey Willa met Captain Saru, first officer Commander Michael Burnham, and United Earth Defense Force inspector Adira Tal, the latest host of the Tal symbiont. Senna Tal had been a flag officer personally known to Vance. (DSC episode: "Die Trying")
Soon after, Saru was invited to join the briefing between Admiral Vance and Starfleet's remaining captains. Vance revealed the existence and strategic value of the spore drive installed on Discovery to Rahma, Bandra and other captains present. (DSC episode: "Scavengers")
Following the collapse of the Emerald Chain, the station deactivated the distortion field. By 3190, additional structures included Archer Spacedock and a Starfleet Academy campus. (DSC episodes: "Kobayashi Maru", "All Is Possible")
During the DMA Crisis, Federation HQ was able to use it's warp drive to assist in evacuating Earth and Titan. Federation HQ was able to fill all it's decks to capacity. Admiral Vance and Lieutenant Sylvia Tilly stayed behind at Federation HQ to reinforce Earth's shields from the DMA's debris. After sending HQ's remaining DOTs to reinforce Earth's shield, the DMA was deactivated. Federation HQ stayed in orbit as Earth and it's president rejoined the Federation. (DSC episode: "Coming Home")
- commanding officer:
- security chief:
- operations officer:
- Lieutenant Teemo
- intelligence officer:
- medical staff:
|Discovery||NCC-1031/NCC-1031-A||Crossfield-class (refit)||3189||Saru/Michael Burnham|
- DSC episode: "Die Trying"
- DSC episode: "That Hope Is You, Part 1"
- DSC episode: "That Hope Is You, Part 2"
- Shipyards reference: Starfleet Ships 2294 - The Future
- STO websites: , The Kirk Class Takes Command
- DSC episode: "Scavengers"
- DSC episode: "Context Is for Kings"
- STO website: Command the Crossfield of the Future!
- STU Issue 02: "USS Zheng He, "English Boost" promo"
- DSC episode: "There Is A Tide..."
- STO website: The Janeway Class Takes Flight