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Milky Way

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A simplified map of the Milky Way (Sectors not to scale)

The Milky Way is a galaxy in the universe, which is home to the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire and the Romulan Republic, among many other cultures and species.

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History[edit | edit source]

The center of the Milky Way, as seen from space
  • For a detailed list of historic events, see Chronology and related articles.

The Milky Way is estimated to be between 12 and 13 billion years old, based on the analysis of some of its oldest structures.

The history of sentient life in the Milky Way started four billion years ago, when the Preservers came into existence. They were the first known sentient species in the galaxy and subsequently seeded many worlds with the potential to develop life in their own image. Ever since, the Milky Way has seen the rise and fall of many powerful empires, including the T'Kon and the Iconians about 200,000 years ago.

In more recent history, interplanetary empires have formed in all corners of the galaxy and cross-galactic diplomatic relations have been established, connecting all four quadrants via wormholes, gateways and subspace networks. While such extensive travel between areas of the Milky Way is fairly new in recent history, several older cultures have been able to cross the Milky Way in the distant past, among them the Iconians and the Voth.

Astrogeography[edit | edit source]

Iconian Gateways in the Milky Way galaxy

The Milky Way is roughly 100,000 lightyears in diameter and between 900 and 3,000 light years thick. It contains an estimated 100 - 400 billion stars, as well as nebulae and various spatial anomalies.

The galaxy is commonly divided into four quadrants, the Alpha Quadrant, the Beta Quadrant, the Gamma Quadrant and the Delta Quadrant. The border of the Alpha and Beta Quadrant runs right through the Sol System.

There are two known permanent pathways which connect distant parts of the Milky Way. The Bajoran Wormhole connects the Alpha and Gamma Quadrant, crossing almost 70,000 lightyears. The Iconian gateway network connects the Beta and Delta Quadrant via the Jenolan and Solanae Dyson Spheres. The network also leads to the Andromeda Dyson Sphere, presumably located in the Andromeda Galaxy.

Galactic Neighborhood[edit | edit source]

The Milky Way is part of the so-called "Local group", a structure of several galaxies bound by gravity. Of these galaxies, the Milky Way is the second largest one, with the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy being almost 160,000 lightyears in diameter. Contact between cultures of the Milky Way and other galaxies has been sparse, mostly due to the immense distances between galaxies.

List of Sectors and Star Systems[edit | edit source]

Quadrants consist of sectors, containing one or more star systems. Travel between star systems takes place in sector space. System Descriptions are seen in sector space upon close approach to a system or station.

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25th century[edit | edit source]

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Alpha Quadrant[edit | edit source]

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Beta Quadrant[edit | edit source]

Agrama Sector[edit | edit source]

Aldebaran Sector[edit | edit source]

Alini Sector[edit | edit source]

Archanis Sector[edit | edit source]

Argelius Sector[edit | edit source]

Azure Sector[edit | edit source]

Ba'aja Sector[edit | edit source]

B'Moth Sector[edit | edit source]

Boreth Sector[edit | edit source]

Celes Sector[edit | edit source]

Dimorus Sector[edit | edit source]

Donatu Sector[edit | edit source]

Gasko Sector[edit | edit source]

Gorath Sector[edit | edit source]

H'atoria Sector[edit | edit source]

Hobus Sector[edit | edit source]

Hotep Sector[edit | edit source]

Iconia Sector[edit | edit source]

Japori Sector[edit | edit source]

Kassae Sector[edit | edit source]

Khitomer Sector[edit | edit source]

Lirss Sector[edit | edit source]

Mempa Sector[edit | edit source]

Narendra Sector[edit | edit source]

Noro Sector[edit | edit source]

Orion Sector[edit | edit source]

Otha Sector[edit | edit source]

Pheben Sector[edit | edit source]

Rator Sector[edit | edit source]

Risa Sector[edit | edit source]

Sanek Sector[edit | edit source]

Sierra Sector[edit | edit source]

Teneebia Sector[edit | edit source]

Teroka Sector[edit | edit source]

Tiqchirgh Sector[edit | edit source]

Unroth Sector[edit | edit source]

Vendor Sector[edit | edit source]

Vorn Sector[edit | edit source]

Vulcan Sector[edit | edit source]

Xarantine Sector[edit | edit source]


Gamma Quadrant[edit | edit source]

Delta Quadrant[edit | edit source]


Notes[edit | edit source]

In-game representation of sector space (before Season 10)
  • In-game, the Milky Way and its territories are mostly represented by sector space, in which players may travel in sections of the Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta Quadrants. Sector space has been heavily redesigned during Season 10, following source material more closely and allowing for free travel across large sections of each quadrant.
  • The layout of sectors and star systems in-game is largely based upon the book Star Trek: Star Charts, created by Geoffrey Mandel in the early 2000s. A few cases of artistic license are encountered, however.
  • The traversable section of the Beta Quadrant spans approximately 200 light years.
  • The traversable section of the Delta Quadrant would span close to 40,000 light years, going by the Star Charts and on-screen evidence seen in Star Trek: Voyager. It spans territory from the Northwest Passage as seen at the end of Voyager's third season, up to Vaadwaaur space, encountered in the show's sixth year. At that time, the U.S.S. Voyager had crossed vast distances of space several times. This huge section of space has been heavily condensed for playability.

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