The USS Enterprise-D docked at McKinley Station in 2367.

McKinley Station (or Earth Station McKinley) was a Federation Starfleet docking, construction and repair facility located in Earth orbit. (TNG episode: "Family", et al.)

The Advanced Starship Design Bureau had an Integration Facility at McKinley Station, where starship classes such as the refit Constitution-class were built. (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)

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In the 2150s decade, the United Earth Starfleet had maintained a drydock station with the same name, a predecessor to the Federation Starfleet's later facility. (ENT novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

The facility was also the location where the USS Enterprise-C was built. (TNG video game: Echoes from the Past)

The USS Voyager was launched from this station on stardate 48038.5. (USS Voyager dedication plaque)

In the year 2373, McKinley Station began repairs to the USS Defiant after the Battle of Sector 001. Worf later took the Defiant back to Deep Space 9, for Miles O'Brien to finish the work. (TNG novel: Rogue)

The USS da Vinci was towed to McKinley Station following its near-destruction at Galvan VI, where it was repaired and returned to service. (SCE eBook: Breakdowns)

In 2379, Koll Azernal travelled to McKinley Station to rendezvous with Nelino Quafina, and plot the planting of false evidence regarding the origins of the weaponry installed on planet Tezwa. Azernal noted that the station was so drab and utilitarian, he suspected the Borg might envy the design; he also disliked the acoustics in the station - the way voices would carry the entire way around the circular station. (TNG novel: A Time to Kill)

Following the Borg Invasion of 2381, the USS Enterprise-E was docked for repair at McKinley; however, given the huge number of ships requiring repairs, only the most vital and external repairs were completed before the Enterprise was released. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)

The station may have been named for early 20th century US President William McKinley, or for Mount McKinley in Alaska, itself named for the president.

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