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Doctari Alpha was the site of the Doctari Alpha Research Outpost, a Vulcan colony and Human-Vulcan research facility. Located in the Beta Quadrant, near Alpha Lupi, it had at least two suns and at least one natural satellite. The planet surface was dark red in color (not unlike Mars). (DIS: "Perpetual Infinity")


In 2259, the location of this planet was labeled on a stellar cartography chart that was seen on the USS Enterprise's ready room viewscreen. This planet's symbol had a blue color, indicating that it was affiliated with the United Federation of Planets. (SNW: "Strange New Worlds", "Children of the Comet", "Spock Amok")

The planet's location was labeled in a Federation star chart that was in Fleet Admiral Kirsten Clancy's office at Starfleet Headquarters in 2399 and on the bridge of the USS Titan-A in 2401. Doctari Alpha was in or near to neutral space. (PIC: "Maps and Legends", "The Next Generation", "Disengage")

In 3189, the location of Doctari Alpha was denoted on a holographic star chart of the galaxy at Federation Headquarters. (DIS: "Die Trying")


In 2236, the nearby star Alpha Lupi was scheduled to go supernova. Three days before the event, a Klingon terror raid targeted the outpost.

As the attack took place, Mike and Gabrielle Burnham hid their daughter in a cabinet. The Klingons entered the dwelling despite her father's effort to barricade the door, and killed him almost immediately, but fought with her mother before killing her. They then sat down to the family's table and ate their dinner. (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello", "Lethe", "Will You Take My Hand?")

Michael Burnham believed that both of her parents were killed and that they had only stayed because she had asked them to postpone a vacation to Mars to see the supernova. (DIS: "Will You Take My Hand?")

However, in reality, the Burnhams were stationed on the planet because they were working on a secret Section 31 time travel research project named "the Daedalus Project". The Klingons attacked the station in pursuit of a time crystal that had been obtained by Operative Leland on the Orion black market. (DIS: "The Red Angel", "Perpetual Infinity")

Doctari Alpha surface - Vulcan skill dome

Visual record of the Doctari Alpha colony

Vulcan ambassador Sarek took in Michael Burnham as his legal ward following the attack. (DIS: "Lethe") Later, during her Vulcan schooling, a skill dome elicited an emotional response from Burnham by asking questions about the raid on Doctari Alpha and number of survivors, showing images of the attack. (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello")

While the outpost was described as a Human-Vulcan science outpost in "The Vulcan Hello" and "Will You Take My Hand?", in "Lethe" Burnham describes it simply as a Vulcan outpost, and a caption in "Perpetual Infinity" called it a Vulcan colony.