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Babel
Type: Planet
Location: Alpha Quadrant
Affiliation: Non-aligned
For the DS9 episode of the same name, please see "Babel".

Babel was an inhabited neutral planet of the Alpha Quadrant. This planet was used by United Earth, and later the United Federation of Planets, as a venue for conferences, which were mediated in council chambers. (TOS: "Journey to Babel"; TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident"; ENT: "Babel One")

LocationEdit

Relative to Tellar Prime, Babel was located on the opposite side of Andorian space. (ENT: "Babel One")

In 2293, the location of Babel in the Milky Way Galaxy was labeled in a star chart that was in Captain James T. Kirk's quarters aboard the USS Enterprise-A. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, okudagram)

In 2367, the location of Babel was labeled on a tactical situation monitor in Captain Benjamin Maxwell's ready room on the USS Phoenix. (TNG: "The Wounded", okudagram)

In 2366, in an alternate timeline, during the Federation-Klingon War, the location of Babel was labeled on a tactical situation monitor in the ready room aboard the USS Enterprise-D (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise", okudagram)

History Edit

The planet was planned to host negotiations to settle trade disputes between the Andorians and the Tellarites and mediated by Starfleet on behalf of United Earth in 2154. However, the meeting was postponed due to tensions between the two powers caused by a raiding Romulan scout vessel in the area. (ENT: "Babel One")

In 2268, the Babel Conference was held there to determine Coridan's admission to the Federation. As such it was also the namesake of the Babel Resolutions. (TOS: "Journey to Babel"; TAS: "The Pirates of Orion")

In 2270, the USS Enterprise transported Commodore Robert April and his wife Sarah to Babel, where ambassadors from all Federation worlds had converged to honor April as he had reached his mandatory retirement age. (TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident")

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Background informationEdit

In "Journey to Babel", Babel was described for the first and only time as a planetoid. StarTrek.com described Babel as a rogue planet. [1]

According to Star Trek Maps (page 24 & chart D), Babel was located in the Wolf 424 system. The Babel planetoid had three small moons called Zion, Ba and Ruim. Babel had a diameter of 4,200 km and orbited a red dwarf star.

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (United Federation of Planets I), the single star system was located in the Beta Quadrant. Wolf 424 was a M-class star with a magnitude of +9.

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