Aldebaran III (FASA)
|Coordinates||10.6, 56.5, -15.1|
|Affiliation||Member, United Federation of Planets|
|Rotational Period||27 hours|
Located on the third planet of four in the Aldebaran system, the Aldebaran Colony was a major Federation port with Class 3 facilities, and boasted a population of 7.25 billion Humans as of Reference Stardate 2/2306.01 (1 June 2223). Doctor Elizabeth Dehner joined the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 from the Aldebaran Colony, and the Aldebaran Music Academy was located there as well. Famous for its amazing variety of plant life, rare wines, and other delicacies tat could be found nowhere else in the galaxy, Aldebaran was a popular tourist attraction and vacation spot. Aldebaran also was the second-largest center of corporate holdings outside of the original boundaries of the Federation; only Arcturus surpassed it.
The New Aberdeen Naval Yards, located on eastern coast of Aldebaran III's primary continent, were the sixth largest in the Federation and a major producer of dreadnought and heavy cruiser-type vessels for Star Fleet; the ship components were assembled on the surface and ferried to a major orbital spacedock facility. Aldebaran III's unspoiled wilderness was a popular tourist attraction. A small population of under one million was centered around New Aberdeen, which also had a Star Fleet supply center and several private shipyards. Native life was generally simple and consisted largely of invertebrate sea life, such as the Aldebaran shell-mouth, a slow-moving mollusk that existed in great numbers in the saltwater shallows, and was widely prized as a delicious menu item; it served as a staple of many seaside restaurants on the planet.
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