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Merak (also known as Beta Ursae Majoris) is a star system, located in Federation space, near the former Cardassian Demilitarized Zone in the Kalandra sector. It is visible from Earth (79 light-years distant) in the constellation of Ursa Major. Merak has a spectral class A1V, and is in the same general vicinity as Lya, Hanolan and the Argolis Cluster. (ST reference: Star Charts)

This star system was the location of a Federation shipyard facility in the 23rd century, and was one of three such bases that were the primary suppliers of Epsilon-class cutter starships, and one of two shipyards that construct the Kiev and Babcock-class frigates. Merak's yards are the sole source of Derf-class tenders, and the yards are one of several that produce Greyhound warpshuttles. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)




Stars, systems and objects of the Ursa Major constellation
61 Ursae MajorisAlpha Ursae Majoris (Dubhe) • Beta Ursae Majoris (Merak) • Epsilon Ursae Majoris (Alioth) • Eta Ursae Majoris (Alkaid) • Iota Ursae Majoris (Dnoces) • Lalande 21185Zeta Ursae Majoris (Mizar)
Beta Ursae sector block
Bajor sector Ajir (Ajir IX) • Bajor-B'hava'el (Bajor IBajor IIBajor IIIBajor IVBajor VBajor VIBajorCajara, Empok NorDenorios Belt, Bajoran wormhole, Deep Space 9, Deep Space 9 IIAndrosBajor IXBajor XBa'SyladonBajor XIIBajor XIIIBajor XIV) • GolanaProphet's LandingTasak
Cardassia sector Cardassia system (Cardassia)
Kalandra sector Caldik (Caldik Prime) • Draygo (Draygo IV) • Farius (Farius Prime) • Galador (Galador II) • HanolanKalandra (Kalandra Minor) • Klaestron system (Klaestron IV) • KotakiKressari system (Kressari) • Merak (LyaLya Station AlphaMerak II) • Starbase 375

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