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The Explored Galaxy

The location of Aldebaran on "The Explored Galaxy" star chart

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Aldebaran III was the inhabited third planet of the Aldebaran system. This system was located in the Alpha Quadrant within 90 light years of the Sol system near the Ficus sector. (TOS: "The Deadly Years"; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country production art; TNG: "Up The Long Ladder"; ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights")


In the 23rd century, the planet was the site of a Federation outpost.

A few years prior to 2267, Janet and Theodore Wallace performed experiments using carbohydrate compounds to slow the aging of plants at the outpost on Aldebaran III. (TOS: "The Deadly Years")


Background informationEdit

In "The Explored Galaxy" star chart, the star Aldebaran was positioned between the Tholian Assembly and Romulus. Both were identified in DS9: "Call to Arms" as being located in the Alpha Quadrant. According to the remastered "Up The Long Ladder", the HMS New Zealand was assigned to a diplomatic mission to Aldebaran. Captain Jean-Luc Picard asked for ...all Earth deep space launches...with a destination in or near the Ficus sector. The computer listed launches that, according to Commander William T. Riker, didn't end up in that sector. Presumably then, Aldebaran was located in a sector adjacent to Ficus.

According to "Two Days and Two Nights", prior to 2151, Earth ships had been operating within 90 light years of the Sol system. In that year, the Enterprise became the first ship to travel further than this distance. With the diplomatic mission to Aldebaran of the New Zealand in 2135, Aldebaran III was presumably located within this range.

According to, this planet and Aldebaron III were the same. The planet was a Federation member. [1] According to the Star Trek: Star Charts ("United Federation of Planets I"), Aldebaran III (or Alpha Tauri III) was a Federation member in 2378.

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