Altair VI (FASA)

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Altair VI
Coordinates 27.9, 59.8, 2.5[1]
Astrometrics Quadrant II (UFP),[2] Altair VI[3]
Satellites 2[2]
Gravity 1.5g[2]
Diameter 20,500km[2]
Equatorial Circumference 24,000km[2]
Surface Area 520 million km²[2]
Land Area 312 million km²[2]
Hydrosphere 40%[2]
Rotational Period 22 hours[2]
Affiliation Member, United Federation of Planets[2]

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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.[1]

Altair VI's colony world, Altair IV, declared itself independent in the early 23rd century,[2] sparking a brief but inconclusive interplanetary conflict[3] 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.[2] In 2209, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 was scheduled to attend the inauguration of the president of Altair VI.[3]

A Federation embassy was established on the sixth planet. Altair VI had a population of 7 billion,[1] 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.[2]

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