A starbase was a permanent support facility operated by Starfleet, consisting of space stations, drydocks, and/or ground installations. Starbases were hubs of activity and could serve multiple military and civilian functions.

Most Federation starbases were commanded by Starfleet officers, often a flag officer Some, such as Deep Space Station K-7, were under civilian authority.

Federation starbases offered multiple services and amenities, including:

  • Starship maintenance, repair, and refitting.
  • Starship design and construction.
  • Fleet and sector command/coordination.
  • Strategic defense.
  • Diplomatic, administrative, and legal services.
  • Sophisticated medical facilities.
  • Crew/supply transfers, trading, and commercial travel.
  • Shore leave and recreation.
  • Personnel training.

Relevant StarbasesEdit

Starbase 11