The Federation Science Council is a sub-group of the Federation Council which concerns itself with scientific research and policy within the United Federation of Planets.

Circa 2267, the Federation Science Council temporarily reclassified the planet Mestiko from class M to class L. (TOS - Mere Anarchy eBook: The Centre Cannot Hold)

In 2267, the Federation Science Council completed Project Atlas. Council leader Lanugu developed biomagnetic recording, a method of digitizing living beings and storing them within data modules. The technology was used to evacuate the planet Styra, which was facing a world-threatening crisis. (TOS comic: "The Hijacked Planet")

In the 2360s, Hekaran scientists presented their claims that warp drive was damaging subspace to the Federation Science Council. The Council dismissed these claims until the Hekarans proved their theory in 2370 by creating a subspace rupture. This led to the Science Council's recommendation to the full Council that a Warp 5 "speed limit" be established. (TNG episode: "Force of Nature")

Council Members


There were at least 16 members of the Science Council during this period.


External link

Federation Science Council article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.

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