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The SS Artemis was a Federation colony ship that was in service in the late 23rd century. Artemis was launched from Mars in 2274, on stardate 7678.43, on a mission to colonize the planet Septimis Minor. The mission commander was Philip Peter Bryce, with Galen Pizzorno serving as Deputy Mission Director.
Once underway, however, the vessel suffered a major failure in its navigation systems, sending it off course, ultimately settling around Tau Cygna V. Contact was lost on stardate 7780.85 and the vessel disappeared off Federation sensors. Numerous searches by Starfleet failed to locate the transport or any trace of its crew and passengers.
The fate of the Artemis was finally discovered when the Tau Cygna colony was discovered in 2366 by the Sheliak, who demanded the planet be evacuated per the Treaty of Armens with the Federation. (TNG: "The Ensigns of Command", okudagram)