|Relay Station 47|
|Type:||Communication Relay Station|
|Owner:||United Federation of Planets|
Relay Station 47 was a Federation communication relay station that was in service with Starfleet in the mid-24th century. This station was located near the Klingon border. It had a standard crew complement of 2 Starfleet officers and was equipped with one shuttlecraft, the Verne.
A typical relay station is exclusively designed to transmit and receive several thousand subspace messages on Federation and Starfleet communication channels. As such, its exterior consists of a small crew module, a solar panel, and a large antenna farm. The magnitude of subspace communications converging toward the station can interfere with standard bioscans.
On stardate 46455, Lt. Rocha reported for duty at Relay Station 47. As soon as Rocha transferred to the station, Uhnari and Rocha experienced a great deal of personality conflict. Lt. Uhnari found him "rude, arrogant, and condescending" toward her. On stardate 46460, Lt. Rocha wrote in his personal log that he planned to request a formal hearing against Lt. Uhnari, citing her for belligerence and insubordination.
On stardate 46461.3, the USS Enterprise-D investigated the mysterious disappearance of its crew. When Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge boarded the station, the only lifeform he found was Lt. Uhnari's dog. Evidence of foul play was also found.