Starbase 285 is located in the Alpha Quadrant in a region of space that borders both Cardassian and Ferengi territories. The station is in orbit around the planet Laeya III. The planet Laeya III is an M-Class planet with a federation colony that is still rebuilding itself after the Dominion War. Starbase 285 not only serves as a military outpost but as a location for trade and commerce. As such merchants of many races and backgrounds come to the station to sell their wares.
During the Dominion war the region saw heavy fighting and the Federation colony on Laeya III was nearly wiped out. The original Starbase was destroyed in the fighting and the current one was towed into position on stardate 53258. The station is currently under the command of Admiral John Loren and has a small compliment of starships assigned to it.
Ships operating in the region have been called upon to fight piracy, negotiate trade deals and diplomatic treaties. In the wake of the Dominion War several of the ships conduct patrols into Cardassian space, helping to protect the rebuilding Government.
Ships Currently Assigned to Starbase 285:
USS Aurora – NCC 71268 USS Vigilant – NCC 61576
Galaxy Class Nebula Class
Flagship of Admiral Loren CO: CaptainTr’Rell Mo’ Bak
CO: Captain Jean-Henri Tredeux
USS Swiftsure – NCC 26543 USS Thomas Jackson - NCC 17155
Ambassador Class Excelsior Class Refit
CO: Captain Paula Chapman CO: Captain John Woods
USS Decius – NCC 36480 USS Thessinger – NCC 63173
Niagara Class Akira Class
USS James Madison – NCC 4231 USS Furious – NCC 62381
Miranda Class Sabre Class
USS Constantine – NCC 42146 USS Harding – NCC 57372
Centaur Class Springfield Class
CO: Captain Bolex Jat
USS Hades – NCC 62599 USS Boston – NCC 57769
Sabre Class New Orleans Class
USS Lafayette – NCC 28232 USS Musashi – NCC 72518
Excelsior Class Cheyenne Class
Station and Ship pictures from: ACTD - Advanced Starship Design Bureau | Federation Fleet
Planetary Image from: Sci-Fi Art.com