Aldebaran III (Alpha Tauri III) - Class M - United Federation of Planets
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Location: Alpha Tauri system, Aldebaran sector, coordinates 2.01S 2.01E/10.6 56.5 -15.1, Beta Quadrant
Dominant Species: Human and humanoids, Aldebaran natives
Population: 7.25 billion
Capital: New Aberdeen
Diameter: 15,500 kilometers
Equatorial circumference: 49,000 kilometers
Length of day: 27 hours
Land mass percentage: 30%
Aldebaran III (also known as Aldebaran Colony or Alpha Tauri III) is a planet, the third planet of four in the Alpha Tauri star system in Federation space, in the Beta Quadrant, located almost 20 parsecs (65 light years) from Earth, where it is visible as the brightest star in the constellation of Taurus. This star is in the Aldebaran sector. It has at least five planets, one of which is home to the Aldebaran Music Academy. Doctor Elizabeth Dehner joined the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 from a colony here.
The Aldebaran mud leech, the Aldebaran serpent, Aldebaran whiskey, and the Aldebaran shellmouth originate from this system.
The Federation starship USS Aldebaran was named for this system.
By the 2260s, Aldebaran was a major port-of-call for Starfleet starships. The USS Enterprise stopped at Aldebaran colony in 2265, taking aboard crew assignments, including Psychologist Elizabeth Dehner.
By the late 23rd century, Aldebaran had been a full-status colonial member of the Federation since 2216, and had a technological/sociopolitical index of 778998-76 and a planetary trade profile of BCBACBC/B(B), based on an industry-based economy.
After Arcturus IV, this colony is the second largest center of corporate holdings outside the original boundaries of the Federation.
In 2371, Starfleet authorities held Grand Nagus Zek's nephew Belongo there after a "misunderstanding." Quark asked Commander Benjamin Sisko to try to remedy the situation while Sisko was to visit Earth to report on the Dominion.
Aldebaran has a total surface area of 575,000,000 square kilometers and, with 30% land mass and 70% of the surface covered by water oceans, a total land area of 172,500,000 square km. Aldebaran III has a gravity of 1.2g, a diameter of 15,500 km and an equatorial circumference of 49,000 kilometers. About 40% of Aldebaran's makeup is usable metals, and the planet has a 25% makeup of gemstones, 20% crystals, 10% radioactive materials, and also trace amounts exist of other special minerals. Aldebaran has a cool temperate climate, a Class M terrestrial atmosphere and a day's length of 27 hours.