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The Bajoran system: The location of Bajor VIII

Bajor VIII was the inhabited eighth planet with an inclined orbit in the Bajoran system. This system was located in the Bajor sector, a region of space in the Alpha Quadrant. This planet had two moons and was smaller in size than the planet Bajor. (DS9: "The Nagus").


Prior to 2369, the Bajorans had established six colonies on this planet. By that year, the population on this planet was counted in the thousands.

In 2369, Bajoran terrorist Tahna Los, aboard the runabout USS Yangtzee Kiang, rendezvoused with Lursa and B'Etor's Bird-of-Prey near the lower moon of Bajor VIII to receive a quantity of bilitrium explosive. The USS Ganges, monitoring the exchange from behind the second moon, attempted to intercept him, but Tahna threatened to detonate the bomb in low orbit and wipe out the colonies on the surface. The Ganges was forced to allow him to head towards the Bajoran wormhole. (DS9: "Past Prologue")


Background information

"BAY-jor" was the pronunciation for this planet's name from the script pronunciation guide for "Emissary".

According to, Bajor VIII was known as "Andros". [1]

According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (pages 42,46), Bajor VIII (Andros) was a K class planet with two moons.


The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Narrator's Toolkit identifies Bajor VIII as an M-class planet.

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