Deep Space 47

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This article is official Bravo Fleet canon.

Starfleet This article is official Task Force 47 canon.








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Deep Space 47
Information
Registry Deep Space 47
Class

Narendra-class

Affiliation
Commissioned 2400
Location
Region Thomar Expanse
Quadrant Alpha Quadrant
Assignment
Role

Task Force 47 headquarters

Task Force Task Force 47
Personnel
Commanding Officer Commodore Aben Ch'Thobar
Station Populations
  • 2,000 Starfleet
  • 2,000 Civilian
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Deep Space 47 is a Narendra-class station located in the Thomar Expanse, on the far side of the Badlands to Federation territory. It was established in 2400 to serve as the new headquarters of Task Force 47 to launch missions of exploration through and beyond the perilous Expanse.

History

The Thomar Expanse has long been a fraught area for Starfleet, as an independent stretch of space between the Cardassian Union and the Breen Confederacy, whose relationship has been tense since the Dominion War. In the late-24th century, a spate of hostilities from the Breen against the Federation ushered new agreements between the Federation and the Cardassians, their respective frontier forces urged to cooperate in the face of a potential mutual foe. These agreements opened the chance for exploration through the Thomar Expanse and beyond, precipitating the formation of the Fourth Fleet's Task Force 47 to oversee this and similar missions.

The first Starfleet foothold in the region had specific needs: rapid assembly, decent defensive capabilities, and the capacity to support starships moving through and operating in the area. The swift and easy construction of a Narendra-class made the station an obvious choice, and Deep Space 47 was assembled and constructed in the early months of 2400, deemed operational by the end of the first quarter.

Current Status

Deep Space 47 is now operational, and establishing its regional defences to keep the station safe against threats from the Breen, the Tzenkethi Coalition, and even members of the Cardassian military less amenable to the new agreements. Starships beginning their missions in the Thomar Expanse, to operate within or head beyond through to the Unknown Regions past Ultima Thule, use DS47 as a supply post.

Description

Deep Space 47, as the hub of Starfleet operations within the Thomar Expanse, features a variety of Starfleet offices in order to support the wider mission of Task Force 47, as well as numerous civilian enterprises, both Federation and foreign seeking to make the most of the new opportunities for trade and cooperation that a fixed Federation presence in the area brings.

The Galleria

As Deep Space 47 is a newer Starfleet facility, the Galleria is still a work in progress. While a majority of the Galleria is populated now, it is still being modified to suit local needs and desires just as the station was designed to accommodate.

Cosmos Repairs

Positioned on the far side of the Badlands from the Federation, Deep Space 47 sees a slightly higher-than-average need for civilian starship repairs and assistance. Filling in the civilian repair space is Cosmos Repairs. While the company maintains workspaces elsewhere within the station, working alongside Starfleet personnel, they also maintain a commercial frontage on the Galleria to handle customer enquiries as well as house their office personnel.

Cosmos Repairs has a well-earned reputation for efficiency and quality of work, if somewhat rough in their customer relationships.

Beans'd It & Food

Beans'd It isn't the best coffee place on Deep Space 47, merely the first one that passengers clearing the transit facilities from passenger docking services would encounter. They boast their use of 100% non-replicated coffee beans, sourced from twenty different worlds across the Federation, as well as genuine Delta Vega-produced coffee machines used in the making of their drinks. They are a no-frills establishment, with no seating available and only coffee on the menu. Despite this, they are a popular destination purely for their non-replicated drinks. Despite numerous requests, the proprietors have no interest in stocking raktijino and refer customers asking for it to the nearest replimat.

Food opened up directly next to Beans'd It within a month of the former starting operations. Seeing how Beans'd It was only serving drinks, Food serves only food. When asked why the name, the owner, Frank Zampatti, always says 'simple branding works'. Most items on the many are simple one-handed bakery fare that pairs well with the drinks from their neighbour.

Deep Space 47 In-Play

  • With its position on a dangerous frontier, DS47 is a home for explorers and researchers, but also officers charged with its protection and negotiators stopping tensions from simmering over. While many live and work here with their families, it is a more difficult and dangerous place for civilians to live than many other stations.
  • DS47 is a large starbase but more with the feel of a frontier town than a bustling city in the stars. Notable figures in the community, either in Starfleet or the civilians who run the businesses and amenities aboard, will be recognisable faces and get to know people who stick around.
  • Starships stop here to resupply on their operations around or beyond the Thomar Expanse, and can be supported by the station's maintenance team. Serious repairs or support will necessitate a return to Federation space.
  • With the Badlands between DS47 and the Federation, the station can sometimes feel cut off from immediate support, especially in a crisis.