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Memory Alpha was first in a series of outpost facilities that were created to house the whole of the Federation's extensive library of knowledge.

History and specifications

Memory Alpha was created specifically as an open, undefended center of knowledge of the Federation and the galaxy. It is located in the Alpha Quadrant. (TOS episode: "The Lights of Zetar"; ST reference: Star Charts)

Memory Alpha was located on a planetoid in what is referred to as the Memory Alpha system, in the Teneebia sector, within the Alpha Centauri sector block region of space. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)

In the late 23rd century, the archives recorded the names of 2,493 space-faring races that had been known throughout history. (FASA RPG module: The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge)


Astro-cultural database

In 2379, a map of the Dominion War was created by Professor Eawood Full of Starfleet Academy which cross-linked with the Astro-Cultural Database and recently declassified Starfleet files.[citation needed]

Cartography archives

Maps of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, extracted from the 2386 version of the Federation Master Astrometric Database and Federation General Catalogue, were stored in the Cartography Archives.[citation needed]

Central archives

Memory Alpha's Central Archives were divided into various departments and divisions.

The External Gifts Department contained a 2364 map of the Cardassian Union by an anonymous astrography clerk who worked in the Cardassian Central Archives.
The Antiquities Division had on display T'Khasi (Vulcan) at Surak's Passing—a 4th century map of the Vulcan system by T'Sari, and a 2266 map of the Klingon Empire by Honored Klingon Scribe K'tark of the High Council.
The Permanent Loan Division held a 2366 map of the Romulan Star Empire created by Stellar Archive Artist Lsel Essik using information from the Romulan Master Data Catalogue.
The Starfleet Historical Office housed an early Federation chart showing the three key battles of the Earth-Romulan War. This chart, The Romulan War: An Astrographic Brief was designed in 2162 by Lieutenant Commander John Kevin Millburn of the Starfleet Information Service. [citation needed]

Popular fine arts collection

A map called "Known Space", by Andorian digital artist Rhiis Talee, was on display in the Popular Fine Arts Collection at Memory Alpha. (ST reference: Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library)


Lieutenant T'Laen of the USS Lovell prepared a request to access Memory Alpha's computers to search for information on a mysterious wave affecting Vanguard in 2265. (SCE eBook: Distant Early Warning)

After an attack on it by beings from Zetar II, the Symphony Alpha complex was also built on its surface, headed by Commissioner Mira Romaine. (TOS video game: Starfleet Academy: Strategic Command)

During the time when Memory Alpha was out of commission due to the Zetarian attack, a new outpost named Memory Prime was created to help protect and decentralize the model of Federation library facilties after the great loss of the Alpha archive. During this time, the expensive plans to bring Memory Alpha back online as a sister facility ran into major holdups and was sometimes jokingly referred to as "Memory Omega". (TOS novel: Memory Prime)

Memory Alpha, along with Starbase 218, was a destination of the USS Prague during a cadet training cruise in 2346. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)

The USS Enterprise-D set course for Memory Alpha in 2366 to deliver the famous exologist Eric Baldwin for debriefing after a lengthy expedition to Tantamon IV. Baldwin was expected to spend months, maybe years, studying and organizing his data there. (TNG novel: Boogeymen)

In 2374, Jadzia Dax consulted Memory Alpha for information on the Grigari. (DS9 video game: The Fallen)

Sometime prior to her assignment to the USS da Vinci, Dr. Carol Abramowitz was offered a research posting on Memory Alpha, which she ultimately declined. (SCE eBook: Foundations, Book Three)

Chi Namthot of Memory Alpha had made extensive research notes on the Iconian Gateways prior to 2376. (DS9 novel: Gateways)

In 2377, Ro Laren uplinked with both Memory Alpha and the Bajoran Central Archives when researching Iliana Ghemor. (DS9 novel: Fearful Symmetry)

After the death of Shinzon, researchers at Memory Alpha completed a study to determine what would have happened if the mad Praetor had not been stopped. Their preliminary analysis revealed that both the Alpha and Beta quadrants would have been consumed by total thalaron war which would have started a new dark age that would have consumed and devastated entire civilizations. The aftermath would have resulted in the surviving powers being too weak to challenge the Borg Collective. (TOS novel: Captain's Blood)

In 2387, the Romulan Nero attempted to learn about Memory Alpha via the computer aboard the USS Enterprise-E. He was unsurprised to learn that, in spite of being granted "full access" to the ship, the computer refused to release the information. (ST - Countdown comic: "Number Two")

By 2409, Lieutenant Kirayoshi O'Brien, son of Starfleet engineer Miles O'Brien, was stationed at Memory Alpha. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)

Memory Alpha on the explored galaxy map.

Memory Alpha was noted on star charts of the galaxy's explored regions in the 23rd and 24th centuries, in an area of the projection also containing Sirius, Sol and Holberg 917G. (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country, TNG episodes: "Conspiracy", "The Measure of a Man", "The Emissary", "The Mind's Eye", "The Game", DS9 episodes: "In the Hands of the Prophets", "Cardassians")


Memory Alpha personnel and residents
David A. GoodmanGeoffrey MandelChi NamthotKirayoshi O'BrienMira Romaineunnamed Memory Alpha personnel Emblem of the United Federation of Planets.



Federation outposts
Various facilities Epsilon Ceti OutpostAlien Life Studies InstituteOutpost HadrianScience Outpost D5Outpost Seran T-1Two Dawns Archives Daystrom OneMemory AlphaMemory BetaMemory GammaMemory DeltaMemory EpsilonMemory PrimeSymphony Alpha Mining facilities Angrena mining outpost (Angrena) • Beta Argola mining outpost (Beta Argola) • BorSitu Minor mining outpost (BorSitu Minor) • DSE-GrissomAlphaBetaGammaDeltaOmicronThetaEpsilonPergium Production Station (Janus VI) Emblem of the United Federation of Planets Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
Planetary outposts 771Archanis IV research outpost (Archanis IV) • Archernar IV contact station (Archernar IV) • Babel Station (Babel) • Boradis III outpost (Boradis III) • Bunker (Earth) • Calder II outpost (Calder II) • Caleb IV outpost (Caleb IV) • Cestus III Outpost (Cestus III) • Darwin Genetic Research Station (Gagarin IV) • Delta VII outpost (Delta VII) • Elaphe Vulpina IX outpost (Elaphe Vulpina IX) • Ellison Research Outpost (Gateway) • Ennis OutpostEridian Vault (Eris) • Facility 18 (New Montana) • Fort Fed (Tenkara) • Genetics Research Station 17 (Aleph III) • Haven Facility (Vesuvi VI) • M-317 outpost (M-317) • Mycena outpost (Mycena) • Nesta research station (Nesta) • Obsidian outpost (Obsidian) • Ohniaka III outpost (Ohniaka III) • Otari II outpost (Otari II) • Outpost Hunter (Delta Vega) • Outpost Tarsus IV (Tarsus IV) • Prometheus Science CenterRellon Station (Pyrellia) • Robert Crater Archeology Institute (M-113) • Setlik III outpost (Setlik III) • Sowtha depot (Sowtha) • Starfleet Headquarters (Earth) • Starfleet Science CenterOutpost T-22 (Kalandra Minor) • Tanis Base (Tanis) • Thraz OutpostVostok Academy (Mercury) • ULAPG42821DB (Psi 2000)
Space station outposts 40Ariadne 1Asimov CenterAvogadro CenterAvril StationBabel Orbital Center 1Benecia Medical StationBiblioTech 1Boundary 1Bova CenterBradbury CenterBrahms CenterBrin CenterBrundage Point Listening StationClanhaven 1Cochrane CenterChriton CenterClark CenterCompassion 1Daystrom CenterDeep Space Communications Link StationDO-2Doppler CenterEspoir StationFacility 4028Frege CenterGamma Hydra 1Homeaway StationIpicran 1Gibson CenterHeinlein CenterHuxley CenterStation Kel-ArtisLinden Navigational OutpostManheim Temporal Research FacilityMaximus 1Mercy 1Mertens Orbital Research StationNiven CenterOthello 1Parley Point 1Planck CenterPournelle CenterResearch Satellite-5Sagan CenterSarak CenterScience Station 187 (Gateway) • Simmons CenterSoong CenterTango SierraTerra 1Unitas 1Unity Point 1Ursis Load A-1Ursis Load B-1Verne CenterWarlock StationWelles CenterZeta Reticuli Orbital Research Facility
Federation Defense Outposts 6182936434460858991102112148157194216229238248287323337361366372375396417438457498507524545573579581602607608629665724735768780797856859893930103810511121120412371286131713781426142714281520
Outer Sector Defense Outposts 14
Intelligence stations Bargrik 1Bugblatter 1Charybdis 1Chimera 1Dragon Lady 1Fafnir 1Gammorah 1Ghidrah 1Grendel 1Gritchin 1Hyde 1Mothra 1Namu 1Nightmare 1Nosferatu 1Pennywise 1Polladori 1Poltergeist 1Raven 1Rodan 1Sasquatch 1Scylla 1Shadow 1Snark 1Tingler 1T'prelki 1Typhon 1Vermithrax 1Vlad 1Wief 1
Romulan Neutral Zone Outposts Earth Outpost Stations: 123456789101112131415161718192021222332Foxtrot Outposts: IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXIXIIXIIIQuebec Outposts: 123456Romeo Outposts: 123Sierra Outposts: 1234567Tango Outposts: 1234Watchtowers: 13
Gamma Outposts 712 Delta Outposts 123456789 Epsilon Outposts 1234567891011
Deep space research facility 39 FCO Outposts 47 Jupiter Outposts 92Jupiter StationGanymede Station
Processing facilities 057156295406409645684786 Relay stations 47 Trading stations 549680105910808243940098359874
Alpha Centauri sector block
bordered locations: sector 002 (Alpha Centauri)
Sierra sector/Agrama sector Agrama system (Agrama Prime) • Chiron system (Chiron IIChiron II-AChiron II-B) • Chiron Beta PrimeRhi system • Sienae system • Sierra system (Starbase 39-Sierra) • Sierra Outpost II system (Sierra Outpost II) • Terrh system
Teneebia sector Demil system • Eirhess system • Elvren system • Icari system • Memory Alpha system (Memory Alpha) • Teneebia system
Vendor sector Aelas system (Aelas) • Hadrian system • Pilatus system • Ra'kholh system • T'liss system (T'liss) • Tephrei system • Vendor system (VolosVendorAugavCatebafWodeb)
explored galaxy map
states and organizations First FederationTholian Assembly Explored galaxy map.
regions KlingRomulan Neutral ZoneSarpeid
stars and systems AldeberanAlpha CarinaeAlpha CenturiAlpha MajorisBeta AurigaeBeta GeminorumBeta LyraeBeta NiobeBeta PortalanCapellaDenebEminiarFabrinaGamma TrianguliIngraham BOmega CygniOrionPallas 14PhylosRegulusRigelSiriusSolTalosTau Ceti
planets and planetoids Alfa 177Altair VIAndorArretAriannusBabelBeneciaBerengaria VIICamus IICanopus IIIDaran VGamma Canaris NHolberg 917GJanus VIKzinLactra VIIMakus IIIMarcos XIIMarnak IVMemory AlphaMuddOmega IVOrganiaPollux IVPsi 2000Pyrix VIIRemusRomulusTheta IIIVulcan

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