The Vega System was one of the earliest star systems to be colonized by Humans after the development of space flight, and the colony on Vega IX has been a key point on trade routes since the 22nd century.
With the automation of Vega IX's massive cargo depots in the mid-23rd century, the planet's population turned from industrial concerns to other pursuits. One of these is the exploration of Deltan ruins on the planet that may be able to tell Federation archeaologists much about early space exploration.
More than 2.8 million Federation citizens currently reside on Vega IX, many in smaller settlements spread across the temperate zone. Vega IX is proud to send more than a dozen of its young people to Starfleet Academy each year.
- “Assimilation of the Innocent”: The player has to warn Vega Colony of an impending Borg invasion. After the Borg start to swarm the system, the player has to fight them off while evacuating as many colonists as possible. Eventually, the Vega System has to be abandoned to the Borg for the time being.
- “Khitomer Vortex”: Via a time vortex in the Quadra Sigma System, the Borg travel back in time to influence the events which have taken place during their initial assimilation of Vega Colony.
- “Khitomer in Stasis”: In an underground facility on Vega IX, the player has to destroy Isolinear Molecular Reconverters that the Borg can use to instantly assimilate any life-form.
- As part of the new Starfleet Tutorial, the System has been added on November 12, 2013 (release of Season Eight: The Sphere) to the space map.
- Despite being referenced and visited in the old Starfleet Tutorial – in “Prelude to a Crisis” and “The Price of Liberty” – the system wasn't included or designated on space maps before.
- Being used as location for “Khitomer in Stasis”, and referenced in “Khitomer Vortex”, the system is actually not an access point. Both missions are accessed through the PvE Queue, or the original access point Quadra Sigma System in the Gamma Orionis Sector Block.
- The system marker on the space map is located just slightly "south" of the border between the Risa Sector and the Orion Sector.
- According to Christine "Kestral" Thompson's STO short stories in Star Trek Magazine, Captain Va'Kel Shon is from Vega and his family was presumed dead or assimilated by the Borg.
There are no anomalies in this system.