Star Trek Expanded Universe

The Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, or Utopia Planitia Ship Yards, is a key Starfleet starship construction and design facility in at least the 23rd and 24th centuries. It has drydocks and space stations in orbit above the Utopia Planitia region of Mars, as well as ground based facilities in that region of the planet.

The term "Mars Spacedock" — used in Star Fleet Data File, vol. 1 — may be an informal term for the orbital components of the Yards. Or perhaps it is a holdover from a term used by the original colonists late in the 21st century or early in the 22nd.

Commander Clause Elberg commanded Utopia Planitia from 2270 to 2271. (Endless Winter)

Beginning in 2358, Captain Jonathan Hofmann served with Starfleet Research and Development at Utopia Planitia. While there, he spearheaded the USS Scandalon and Pendragon-class Development Projects. (Star Trek: Pendragon: "Children of the Burning Heart", "Wings As Eagles", "Restoration")

Vice Admiral Theoderich Patterson began a tour of duty as commanding officer of the Fleet Yards here while the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) was being constructed. (TNG novel: The Sky's the Limit: "Meet with Triumph and Disaster") He would still be in command years later when USS Voyager (NCC-74656) was launched. (VOY: "Relativity")

Lieutenant Commander James Tiberius Kirk was stationed at Utopia Planitia between 2364 and 2366. During this time, he was part of the investigation into the destruction of the USS Yamato. (TNG: "Contagion"; Epiphany Trek: "Epiphany")

Captain T'Sara was a project supervisor for the USS Buran (NCC-57580) Construction Team between 2365 and 2367, which was abruptly halted by the Buran's destruction during the Battle of Wolf 359. (Star Trek: Courageous)

Prior to his assignment to Deep Space 9 Benjamin Sisko was stationed at Utopia Planitia, where he assisted in the design work and flight tests of the USS Defiant. (DS9: "Emissary", "The Search, Part I")

In 2367, the USS Prospect spent a few months in repair and being upgraded at the Utopia Planitia facility. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child")

The USS Prospect-A was launched from Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards in 2371. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Home")

Lieutenant Commanders Antonio Fernandes and Ethan Arden were stationed at Utopia Planitia for at least part of the USS Cantabrian's refit between 2369 and 2372. Commander Kwong Ju'an, their supervisor, was also stationed there. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Catalyst, Part One")

The shipyard, as well as a Federation rescue armada for the Romulan worlds imperiled by the coming Hobus supernova, was destroyed by rogue synths in 2385. (Short Treks: "Children of Mars"; PIC: "Remembrance", "The End is the Beginning")

Utopia Planitia was heavily damaged in a Klingon Defense Force raid in 2409 led by Lieutenant Commander Brokosh. (Bait and Switch: Red Fire, Red Planet)

Ships developed and/or built at Utopia Planitia[]


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