Altair VI (FASA)
|Coordinates||27.9, 59.8, 2.5|
|Astrometrics||Quadrant II (UFP), Altair VI|
|Surface Area||520 million km²|
|Land Area||312 million km²|
|Rotational Period||22 hours|
|Affiliation||Member, United Federation of Planets|
Altair VI was the sixth planet of eight in orbit of Altair, a white star, and one of two that were Class M. Altair VI was inhabited by a native humanoid population, which was rated H on the Richter Scale of Cultures, as they possessed advanced technology and spaceflight capability.
Altair VI's colony world, Altair IV, declared itself independent in the early 23rd century, sparking a brief but inconclusive interplanetary conflict that was terminated by Federation peace-keeping forces. Following the war, the government on Altair VI continued to govern both worlds, while a Federation diplomatic team attempted to negotiate a resolution to the political crisis. In 2209, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 was scheduled to attend the inauguration of the president of Altair VI.
A Federation embassy was established on the sixth planet. Altair VI had a population of 7 billion, and by Reference Stardate 2/2306, it had become a full member of the Federation. Altair VI was also known for the medicinal properties of its mineral-rich waters. Millions of Federation citizens came to Altair each year to "take the waters," which created a lucrative tourist trade.
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