Bajor is the planet closest to space station Deep Space Nine, inhabited
by the deeply spiritual and mystical people, the Bajorans. These people
have been involved in an ages-old conflict with the Cardassians that
has resulted in several bloody battles and the near destruction of their
planet, renowned for its rich heritage, striking architecture, and sweeping
One of the most dangerous species in the galaxy. The Borg is a
humanoid species, enhanced with cybernetic implants which facilitate
constant communication and a hive-like mentality. The Borg do not act
as individuals but seek to assimilate other species, integrating them
into the Borg collective.
The primary command center on a starship. On Starfleet vessels,
the bridge is usually located on Deck One of the primary hull. The bridge
is typically designed with a central command station surrounded by support
staff, including the navigator, helmsman and other bridge officers.
Access to the bridge is restricted to bridge officers during standard
The detention facility on a starship. The brig is usually bounded
by a force field.
The Cardassians are volatile, humanoid people who conquered the
planet Bajor decades ago. After years of battle with Bajoran terrorists,
the Cardassians unilaterally withdrew from Bajoran space -- but not
before they had stripped the land and desecrated ancient Bajoran temples.
A large storage bay on a starship or starbase. The cargo bay on
a starship is usually equipped with a heavy duty transporter for direct
transportation of large objects. The cargo bay may be refitted in an
emergency to facilitate evacuation procedures or serve as a large trauma
center, as necessary
A mechanism which permits Romulan and Klingon starships to render
themselves virtually invisible. Due to the large power drain on ship
systems, vessels are not capable of firing weapons while cloaked. Federation
vessels are not equipped with cloaking devices, per the terms of the
Treaty of Algeron with the Romulans.
A small, personal communications device worn as an insignia onStarfleet
uniforms. This device allows for communication between members of an
away team with each other or an orbiting starship. Older Federation
models were hand-held, with a flip open activation antenna.
Deep Space Nine
Deep Space Nine is a space station assembled over several years
by Cardassian and Bajoran work teams. It began as a Cardassian station
in the Bajoran system during the Cardassian occupation. When the Cardassians
abandoned Bajor, they stripped the station of all advanced technology
and defensive capabilities. Now occupied by a Starfleet team, the station
is constantly plagued with operational challenges. Approximately 200
people reside permanently on the station, where they serve as Starfleet
officials, run business on the Promenade, and cater to the highly unusual
and intriguing array of aliens, explorers, merchants, and spies that
make stops en route to their final destinations. The station was originally
called "Terok Nor" by the Cardassians
The Defiant is a new Starfleet ship. Originally built by Starfleet
to combat the Borg encountered in Star Trek: The Next Generation, the
Defiant is a powerful, fully-armed ship that is approximately three
times the size of the existing runabouts on Deep Space Nine. The addition
of the Defiant allows the senior staff to travel as a team into the
Also called shields or deflector shields. An invisible force field
which protects a Starship against natural hazards in space and against
The heart of the warp drive system, dilithium crystals control
the power matter/antimatter reaction which permits Starships to travel
faster than light.
Powerful energy weapons which are the principal weapons of the
Klingons and Romulans.
The nerve center for all starships. This is where the ship's primary
propulsion system is accessed for service and maintenance as well as
for routing of ship's power. Main Engineering is located in the ship's
secondary hull or stardrive section.
The United Federation of Planets (Federation) represents perhaps
150 different planets and colonies, of which Earth is one. Representing
a wide diversity of life forms, the Federation has been in existence
for about 200 years and is the primary political organization within
about 5% of the galaxy. Outside its domain may very well exist other
such organizations that have yet to be discovered. Even within Federation
space there are unexplored pockets in which may exist planets and aliens
races yet to be discovered.
l The United Federation of Planets is governed by the Federation
Council, presumably composed of representatives from the member planets.
The Council is led by a president.
The Ferengi is a species whose culture is rooted in capitalism.
Although they follow their own strict code of ethics, known as the Ferengi
Rules of Acquisition, to an outsider their behavior can often seem sinister
r Primary starship in use by the Ferengi Alliance. The sleek, sophisticated
vessels are armed with plasma energy weapons.
The Earth is located in the Milky Way galaxy, a spiral-shaped group
of about 100 billion stars. Most Starships only explore a tiny part
of the Milky Way. There are many other galaxies in the known universe,
but they are so far away that even a nearby galaxy would take over a
thousand years to reach at maximum warp speed.
Cardassian Warship The powerful space vessel of the Cardassian
Union used primarily for military operations.
Part of standard radio procedures when communicating with other
Starships and planets. One will normally "open hailing frequencies"
when attempting to establish a radio communications link.
A large room which uses sophisticated computer imagery to create
realistic simulations of any environment in the computer's memory. Very
popular for recreation as well as for the training of crews
The secondary propulsion system of Starships, used for slower-than-light
travel. Much slower than warp drive, impulse speed is normally used
only within a solar system or in orbit around a planet.
Klingons are a humanoid warrior race originally from the planet
Qo'noS. Klingons were historically enemies of the Federation, but are
now uneasy allies. The Klingon national character is highly aggressive,
but with great emphasis on their traditional sense of honor and duty.
The capital of the Klingon Empire is the planet Qo'noS (pronounced "Kronos"),
although Klingons almost invariably refer to it as "the Home World."
The empire is governed by the Klingon High Council
This is a small vessel with a crew of about twelve. Propulsion
is provided by a matter/antimatter warp drive; the ship is armed with
disruptors and torpedoes.
Klingon K'vort Class Battlecruiser
This is a larger version of the Bird-of-Prey. Propulsion is again
provided by a atter/antimatterwarp drive; the ship is armed with disruptors
Klingon Vor'cha Class Attack Cruiser
This newest, most powerful member of the Klingon fleet is about
three-fourths the length of a Federation Galaxy class Starship, but
is equipped with a formidable array of disruptors and other weaponry.
The forward part of this ship is normally a massive disrupter cannon
which can be ejected in situations where speed is more important than
The Officer's main conference room, typically located directly
to the rear of the main bridge on Deck One on standard Starfleet vessels.
The Observation Lounge contains a large conference table used for mission
briefings, or meeting involving officers or visiting dignitaries. Two
large viewers are on each side of the room and a series of large windows
line the side wall.
Operations Control Center
The Ops Center, located in the heart of Deep Space Nine, houses
the Operations Table, Main Viewer, Engineering and Science console --
basically all of the station's primary controls. The facility is structured
in a multi-tiered fashion, and is a constant hub of activity. The Ops
Centeralso contains a Transporter pad.
(Personal Access Display Device) A small hand-held object used
by Federation personnel for information access and display.
The personal defensive sidearm of Starfleet comes in two styles,
the tiny "Type I", about the size of a keychain, and the larger "Type
II" wand. The weapon emit a laser-like energy beam toward a target.
Phasers can kill, but are normally set to "stun," which briefly renders
a personunconscious. Phasers can also be set to heat, cut, or vaporize.
Artillery-sized weapons mounted on the exterior of Starships. They
emit a powerful laser-like energy beam.
An energy weapon fired from Starships, used primarily against targets
moving at warp speed.
The traditional naval term for the left side of a vessel.
The Promenade is a vast, multi-level, circular thoroughfare that
is the financial and social center of Deep Space Nine. Not only are
several stores located there, but one will find the infirmary, schoolroom,
and Odo's security office. The Promenade is also the address of Quark's
bar, a popular meeting place for those residing on the space station.
One quarter of the entire Milky Way galaxy. Earth is located in
the Alpha Quadrant, while the wormhole near Deep Space Nine leads to
the Gamma Quadrant. The U.S.S. Voyager is currently located in the far
off Delta Quadrant.
Quark's bar, located on the Promenade on station Deep Space Nine,
is not only a watering hole but a three-story establishment where travelers
can gamble and enjoy exotic beverages. Customers can also take advantage
of the holosuites upstairs, a type of computer-simulated brothel. The
bar is owned and operated by Quark, a Ferengi who enjoys the enormous
profits it yields.
This device creates near-perfect reproductions of small objects
by referencing their molecular patterns stored in computer memory.
Long-time enemies of the Federation, the Romulans seem bent on
splitting the alliance between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.
The Romulans are very cautious, always probing and testing before they
make a move. The principal planets are called Romulus and Romii. The
leader of the Romulan Star Empire is called the "Praetor."
A Romulan Starship, slightly slower in speed compared to the Federation
Galaxy class Starship, but probably more powerful. It is equipped with
a cloaking device which can render it nearly invisible to sensors.
Runabouts are a small class of starship, three of these type are
assigned to Deep Space Nine by Starfleet. They are similar to shuttlecraft
but slightly larger and capable of higher speeds. Each craft carries
a standard crew of two people, and is equipped with a two-person Transporter.
The Runabouts on space station Deep Space Nine are named after the rivers
MeKong, Rubicon, and Orinoco.
A small ship, about the size of a van, capable of carrying about
six to eight people on relatively short stellar trips.
A large room used for shuttle launches and recovery.
A smaller version of the shuttlecraft, capable of carrying two
Medical facility located aboard Federation starships. They usually
contain an intensive-care unit, a laboratory, examination rooms, and
a specific office for the ship's Chief Medical Officer. Sickbay also
houses equipment used for rescue operations.
Starfleet support facilities located throughout Federation space.
Some starbases are on planetary surfaces, others are space stations.
The traditional naval term for the right side of a vessel.
An organization chartered by the United Federation of Planets,
dedicated to exploration, diplomacy, research, and defense. It is not
a military service in the 20th century sense of the term.
A space vehicle designed for traveling the vast distances between
Radio communications which travel through the subspace continuum,
permitting messages to be transmitted at speeds faster than light.
A spatial continuum in which a Starship travels when traveling
at warp speeds.
Located on Deck 10 at the foremost area of the Saucer Section of
a Galaxy Class Federation starship, Ten Forward is a social lounge for
all crew members. Ten-Forward features a bar, serving an alcoholic substitute
-- synthehol, in a large seating area. The front of the room is a large
viewport to space.
Used by Starships to grab and tow small objects (like other ships)
in close proximity.
A piece of equipment that allows a person or object to travel between
two locations by converting the subject to energy, beaming the energy
to another location, then rematerializing the energy into the original
A handheld scientific instrument. A combination sensor, computer,
and recorder, the tricorder is used to analyze and detect virtually
Elevators used to travel within Starships or starbases. Because
of the massive size of some Starships, turbolifts can travel both horizontally
and vertically. Turbolifts are controlled verbally.
A computer program that can analyze almost any alien language form
and translate it into English and vice versa. The universal translator
does not work with all language forms, and it has been known to be somewhat
unreliable in cases where there has been insufficient time for the computer
to analyze the alien language.
The unit to measure the speed of faster-than-light travel. Higher
warp speeds are computed according to an asymptotic formula. For example,
warp factor one is the speed of light, warp factor five is 214 times
the speed of light, warp nine is 1,516 times the speed of light.. Maximum
sustained speed obtainable is warp factor 9.2. Warp factor ten is considered
infinite. This speed is meaningless -- a ship traveling at warp factor
ten would occupy all points in the known universe simultaneously.
The main propulsion system for most Starfleet Starships. The system
enables Starships to travel faster-than-light, necessary because of
the incredibly vast distances between stars.
A wormhole is a tunnel through space, which enables one to quickly
travel from one part of the galaxy to another in a much shorter period
of time. All known wormholes previously encountered have been unstable
and prone to collapse or change location in space-time. Bajor's enviable
position near the first stable wormhole discovered grants it the possibility
of becoming the leading center of scientific exploration and commerce
in its sector.