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Deep Space Station K-7
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Deep Space Station K-7

Type: Deep Space Station
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
Status: Active (2268)

Deep Space Station K-7 was a Federation deep space station in the mid-23rd century. The station was constructed by Starfleet and administered by a civilian staff. In 2268, the station's manager was Mr. Lurry. K-7 was located within Federation space and near the border with the Klingon Empire. The nearest Klingon outpost was only 3.26 light years away from the station. K-7 and this Klingon outpost were also in the same quadrant as Donatu V and Sherman's Planet. The station was over two hundred light years from Bajor. (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles"; DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")

History Edit

In the year 2268 Cyrano Jones, an interstellar trader, introduced a litter of tribbles to K-7, which quickly grew into an infestation. (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles")

IKS Gr'oth

IKS Gr'oth and USS Enterprise orbiting the station

The infestation coincided with the arrival of Federation undersecretary Nilz Baris, who transported several tons of the grain quadrotriticale to K-7, intended for cultivation on Sherman's Planet. Unbeknownst to Federation officials, the grain had been poisoned by Klingon spy Arne Darvin, in collusion with the visiting crew of the IKS Gr'oth. It was not until hundreds of tribbles were found dead, gorged on the poisoned grain, that the contamination was revealed. Fortunately though, the plan was uncovered thanks to the tribbles and foiled by Starfleet Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, who also happened to be visiting the station at the time. (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles"; TAS: "More Tribbles, More Troubles")

In the year 2373, an elderly Arne Darvin, traveled back to K-7 of the past, where he planted a tricobalt bomb, intended to kill Captain Kirk and prevent his own "dishonor". Darvin was ultimately caught by Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the USS Defiant and returned to the 24th century. This incident caused some minor changes in the timeline to take place. In one instance, Miles O'Brien and Julian Bashir, disguised as members of Kirk's crew, became involved in a bar brawl between Klingons and Enterprise crewmembers. After the fight, Kirk lined up his officers for questioning. Prior to the temporal change, Freeman was questioned by Kirk, but the temporal incursion caused O'Brien to take his place.

Station layout Edit

Deep Space Station K-7 shuttlebay

The shuttlebay of K-7.

The 30 decks of K-7 and the three outboard modules labeled K-A, K-B and K-C mainly consisted of storage areas and industrial fabrication facilities. Among the recreational areas available on the station was a bar frequented by intergalactic trader Cyrano Jones. The manager's office featured a two person transporter pad. The station had two docking bays for small starships and auxiliary spacecraft.

In 2268, the Class F shuttlecraft NCC-K7 and the Spacematic, Cyrano Jones' vessel, were stored in docking bay 2. (DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")

Station personnel Edit

Appendices Edit

Appearances Edit

IKS Groth and DS-K7

The IKS Gr'oth orbiting Deep Space K-7 in the remastered version of "The Trouble with Tribbles".

Background information Edit

According to Star Trek Maps (Chart B), the K-7 was a Federation K-class deep space station. One of seventeen such stations scattered around the periphery of Federation space at the time, to serve as resupply stations and drydocks in areas where there were no inhabited star systems.

For information on the studio model:

see: Deep Space Station K-7 model
The Explored Galaxy

The location of the Federation-Klingon border in "The Explored Galaxy" star chart

The registry of the NCC-K7 shuttlecraft assigned to the station suggests the possibility NCC-K7 was the registry number assigned to the station. Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual also depicts a shuttle assigned to Starbase 1 with a NCC-registry, NCC-60385. The shuttles not assigned to starships that appeared later on in the remastered episodes of Star Trek, such as the Picasso, were registered differently as "SB11-12011". It should be noted though that Starbase 11 the Picasso was assigned to was not a space station.

The exact dimensions of the station were not established, but it appeared to be roughly the same size as, or slightly bigger than, a Constitution-class starship.

According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (page 56), Deep Space K-7 was located in the Beta Quadrant.

Apocrypha Edit

According to The Art of the Impossible by Keith R.A. DeCandido, the K-7 had fallen into disrepair by the 2340s and hadn't been upgraded or refitted in decades.

The K-7 station itself appeared in the video game Star Trek: Elite Force II set in the late 24th century. The station was still in run down shape and owned by a Klingon named Lurok. Another K-7 type station appeared in a skirmish map on the video game Star Trek: Legacy, where it was simply labeled as a trading station.

In Star Trek Online, set in 2409, K-7's internal systems appeared to have been refitted. The station was placed in an orbit around Sherman's Planet and was under the command of Starfleet Commander Naomi Wildman. Lieutenant commander Icheb also serves aboard the station.

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