Nausicaa was an inhabited planet in the Beta Quadrant, and was the homeworld of the Nausicaan species.

In 2151, Matthew Ryan suggested that, if Enterprise NX-01 delivered a Nausicaan prisoner back to Nausicaa, the Nausicaans would probably give the returned captive a medal. (ENT: "Fortunate Son")

In 2327, Ensign Jean-Luc Picard initiated a bar fight with a group of Nausicaans by insulting, among other things, their planet. (TNG: "Samaritan Snare")

In 2399, the location of Nausicaa was labeled on a star chart that was in Fleet Admiral Kirsten Clancy's office at Starfleet Headquarters. The planet was located in or near to Federation space. (PIC: "Maps and Legends")


Background information

In the first draft script of "Fortunate Son", Admiral Forrest notified Captain Archer that Starfleet had filed a complaint with Nausicaa, regarding Nausicaan pirates operating in a particular sector of space, but that the Nausicaan government was, according to the Vulcans, in a constant mode of "transition."

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (pp. 60 & 64), Nausicaa was located in the Nausicaa system. This system was a binary star system. Primary star was a Class M star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times brighter than Sol. Secondary was a Class A star. In the mid-22nd century, this system was in non-aligned space. In 2378, this system was located in or near to Federation space.


According to the RPG sourcebook Planets of the UFP, Nausicaa was the third planet in its system.

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