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For additional meanings of "Orion", please see Orion.
The Explored Galaxy
The location of Orion on The Explored Galaxy wall chart

Orion III was the inhabited third planet of the Orion system in the Orion sector. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, production art; TNG: "Conspiracy", display graphic; VOY: "Good Shepherd")

As part of a vision quest, Tom Paris told Chakotay that word had just come in from Vegas, Mars and Orion III that the odds were 33:1 that Kid Chaos would outpoint him and 11:1 that he'd be k.o.ed by the fifth round. (VOY: "The Fight")

Background

"The Explored Galaxy"

"The Explored Galaxy" was a map of charted space in the Alpha Quadrant. Orion was located between the Tholian Assembly and Romulus. Both locations were identified in DS9: "The Search, Part II", "Call to Arms" as being located in this quadrant. This chart, first seen chronologically in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, was also seen in several Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes set in the 24th century, from the year 2364 to 2370. These were: TNG: "Conspiracy", "The Measure Of A Man", "The Emissary", "The Mind's Eye", "The Game" and DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets", "Cardassians".

Star Trek: Star Charts

The Orion system was located in the Beta Quadrant. This system, also known as Pi 3 Orionis, was a trinary star system. Primary was a Class F star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times the brightness of Sol. Secondary and tertiary were Class F stars. In 2120, this was a destination on the final voyage of Zefram Cochrane. In the mid-22nd century, this system was in non-aligned space, and was in proximity of the Vulcan trade routes. In the late 24th century, this system was located in or near Federation space, and this system was a destination on the major space lanes. (pgs. 36, 45, 60)

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