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A second contact mission in the Galar system

"Still pretty important. We get all the paperwork signed, make sure we're spelling the name of the planet right, get to know all the good places to eat."

Second contact was the official encounter between representatives of two species or governments following first contact.

Second contact was deemed to be of at least some importance, as it allowed the facilitation of continued communication and ensured that all administrative documentation was complete and correct, as well as allow the visiting representatives to familiarize themselves with a homeworld that may not have been visited during first contact.

The USS Cerritos specialized in second contact missions. In 2380, they oversaw second contact proceedings with the Galardonian High Council following the first contact mission with the USS Quito the year before. (LD: "Second Contact")

Later that year, the Cerritos had a second contact mission to Beta III, only to learn that many of the Betans had begun worshipping Landru again. (LD: "No Small Parts")

The following year, the Cerritos undertook a second contact mission to Apergos, which endured unforeseen complications when Commander Jack Ransom gained god-like powers after being imbued with strange energies. (LD: "Strange Energies")