Starbase 1 was a Federation starbase administered by Starfleet. It was located one hundred au (Twice the distance from Earth to Pluto or 150 000 000 kilometres) from Earth, near a planetary body. In the 2250s, the starbase was home to over 80,000 Federation personnel.
During the Federation-Klingon War, the starbase was attacked and occupied by the House of D'Ghor. The battle went undetected until the USS Discovery arrived and found no lifesigns were to be found of the 80,000 Federation inhabitants, which included a large contingent of leadership. Instead, 274 Klingon lifesigns were detected on the station, as was a painted-on crest of House D'Ghor. (DIS: "The War Without, The War Within")
|Battles of the Federation-Klingon War (2256-57)|
|2256: Battle of the Binary Stars • Attack on Corvan II • Battle at Pahvo|
|2257: Scorching of Kelfour VI • Attack on Starbase 22 • Attack on Starbase 12 • Attack on Starbase 19 • Attack on Nivalla • Attack on Septra • Attack on Iridin • Capture of Starbase 1|
Starbase 1 appears in the "Age of Discovery" expansion of Star Trek Online. In the mission "Downfall", the player ship is tasked to protect the station during its evacuation in 2257 alongside the USS Ticonderoga and the USS Sebrova, the three starships mentioned by Admiral Cornwell in "The War Without, The War Within". The forces of House D'Ghor are joined in the attack by the House of Mo'Kai matriarch J'Ula, a sister of T'Kuvma. J'Ula uses an experimental mycelium weapon aboard her flagship, the IKS Lukara, to destroy the player ship. Unknowingly, however, she sends both herself and the player to the early 25th century. In accordance with on-screen statements, Starbase 1 is shown to orbit a small planetoid with a moon in the far reaches of the Solar System, the name of which is not provided.