While hosting Chancellor Gorkon and his party aboard the USS Enterprise-A in 2293, Captain James T. Kirk claimed that one of the advantages of being a thousand light years from Federation Headquarters was the availability of Romulan ale on board the ship. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
Fearing what happened during the Burn could happen on Earth, the Federation decided to move Federation Headquarters elsewhere, and, by 3089, the Federation and Starfleet were no longer on Earth. In 3189, after learning of its coordinates from Adira Tal, the USS Discovery made a spore jump to this HQ to report for duty. (DIS: "People of Earth", "Die Trying")
This space station also served as Starfleet Headquarters. Further, the Federation's executive branch and presumably the Federation Council were located here as well. Starfleet operated this facility, which was protected by a distortion field to keep its location a secret. It had a main habitable section with twisting structures enclosing streamers of field generation energy at the station's center. Field generation panels in static positions were placed at a safe distance around the upper habitable section. Streams of energy for the field poured out of the poles of the station.
The habitable section had many decks. The topmost deck was notable for its holographic star chart of the Milky Way Galaxy and the station's dedication plaque. The next deck down had offices. Other sections of the station contained a sickbay and interrogation rooms. Programmable matter was used in the station for creating walkways and doors.
The streamers of field generation energy at the station were connected by thin energy cables to the hulls of ships. The collective energy of these ships sustained the distortion field. These streamers emitted a brilliant light which obscured parts of the surrounding habitable section. (DIS: "Die Trying")
- Fleet Admiral Charles Vance (commander in chief)
- Lieutenant Teemo (Operations officer)
- Lieutenant Audrey Willa (chief of security)
- Eli (doctor)