Rator III was an inhabited planet in the Rator system of the Beta Quadrant. This system was located on the Federation side of the Romulan Neutral Zone.

In 2269, a Vendorian posing as Captain James T. Kirk ordered the USS Enterprise on a direct course to Rator III, at the request of Carter Winston, who urged the survival of the planet's entire population was dependent on the Enterprise's soonest possible arrival. According to the impostor Kirk, this course was the shortest route to the planet; however, the Enterprise would be traveling through the Romulan Neutral Zone.

In reality, Carter Winston was the previous identity of the Vendorian, who was working as part of a Romulan plot to seize the Enterprise. (TAS: "The Survivor")

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Background information

This planet was only mentioned in dialogue.

This planet's quadrant of origin is inferred based on the position of its star system as seen in the star chart appearing in the Star Trek: Picard episode "Maps and Legends".

Apocrypha

In Star Trek Online, a new capital planet for the Romulan Star Empire was established on Rator III following Romulus' destruction in 2387.

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