In 2183, after being charted by the SS Horizon, the planet was the site of an Earth colony. Within months of being established, the colony was admitted to the United Federation of Planets. In 2370, the census counted 185 million living on this planet. The planetary capital was New Seattle. Major attractions on this planet included the Starfleet Tactical School and the Izar Institute of Meteorology. This world was a destination on the major space lanes of the late 24th century.