- For other uses, see Mariposa.
Mariposa was a class M planet in or near the Ficus sector, and the site of a Human colony world founded in the early 22nd century. It was presumably named for the settlers' ship, the SS Mariposa, and the settlers became known as Mariposans.
The USS Enterprise-D visited Mariposa in 2365, having been told of the colony's existence by the survivors of Bringloid V. After learning that the Mariposans were at risk of dying out soon, it was agreed that the Bringloidi would be resettled on Mariposa as well. (TNG episode: "Up the Long Ladder")
In 2376, the Bringloidi Prime Minister, Brenna Odell, contacted the Federation, demanding the removal of all advanced technology from Mariposa. The Starfleet Corps of Engineers vessel USS da Vinci was dispatched, and her crew was able to convince the United Ficus Colony leaders to avoid such a drastic change to their way of life. Shortly after, the USS Hammarskjöld was ordered to Mariposa on a mission for the Federation Diplomatic Corps. (SCE eBook: Out of the Cocoon)
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|Magatha IV • Lamenda IV • Tenber VII • Hofstrof • Sachem II • Kalibiss • Artemis IX • Callinon VII • Drovoer II • Mariposa • Vemlar • Tellar Prime • Maeglin • Betrisius III • Ligon II • Kharzh'ulla • Coroticus III • Merangue • Vrinda • K'lny • Galvan VI • Klorgat IV • Troyius|