An outpost or outpost station was one of several types of remote or frontier-based sites, typically defined as a base or settlement that was usually minimally equipped that was designed for research and defense, or to monitor the sovereignty of a territory's political border.

While studying the Vulcan star charts, Captain Jonathan Archer and Trip Tucker found a remote outpost quite interesting, just a few light years off their current course. T'Pol told them that it was an ancient Vulcan retreat, a monastery at P'Jem. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")

The Xindi operated multiple lunar outposts. These included a monitoring station that was destroyed by Enterprise NX-01 in early 2154. (ENT: "Azati Prime")

Following the Earth-Romulan War, Earth established a series of outpost stations, constructed on asteroids and shielded by cast rodinium, in order to guard the Romulan Neutral Zone. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

The colony on Cestus III was an Earth Observation Outpost in 2267, prior to its destruction by the Gorn that same year. (TOS: "Arena")

A Federation outpost was located on Caleb IV. It came under attack by Kor and Kang's forces at one point in the 23rd century. (DS9: "Once More Unto the Breach")

In 2313, the Gatherer Penthor-Mul was captured by the Acamarian Internal Security while leading a raid against the weapons supply depot at the Acamarian outpost Tezber. (TNG: "The Vengeance Factor", okudagram)

In 2366, another Acamarian outpost was mentioned in the police records of Penthor-Mul, which was accessible to the crew of the USS Enterprise-D via the Acamarian planetary database (TNG: "The Vengeance Factor", okudagram)

The Federation also maintained a scientific outpost in the Guernica system. (TNG: "Galaxy's Child")

Medical technician Simon Tarses served at several Federation outposts before joining the crew of the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "The Drumhead")

The Melona colony was considered a Federation outpost. (TNG: "Silicon Avatar")

Relay Station 47, a subspace relay station, was considered a Federation outpost. (TNG: "Aquiel")

Calder II was the location, in 2370, of an outpost that consisted of a small science station and had limited defensive capabilities. Because Calder II was a Federation outpost, it was defended by Starfleet. The outpost had a type-four deflector shield, which protected it and the surrounding ruins, as well as two phaser banks. (TNG: "Gambit, Part I")

In 2371, the Duras sisters raided a Romulan outpost to steal trilithium for Tolian Soran, leaving no survivors. (Star Trek Generations)

The Son'a had an outpost on Devos II, in 2375, that was the site of a ketracel-white production facility. In that year, Weyoun had Damar send Dominion ships to the outpost to protect it against a possible Federation attack. (DS9: "Penumbra")

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