The United Earth Space Probe Agency (abbreviated UESPA) was an organization controlled by the United Earth responsible for space exploration.
By the 2130s the United Earth Starfleet had taken UESPA's place as Earth's leading exploratory agency, but the two would continue to cooperate. (ENT episode: "First Flight") UESPA personnel also aided in the construction of the Enterprise in 2150. (Star Trek: Enterprise)
After the founding of the Federation, UESPA became one of the five sub-commands of the new Federation Starfleet. UESPA was responsible for the exploratory division of the new Starfleet; the USS Enterprise was part of this division. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures) UESPA continued to help control Starfleet vessels into the 2260s. James T. Kirk reported the destruction of the USS Antares to UESPA. (TOS episode: "Charlie X") Later, Kirk informed John Christopher that UESPA was the USS Enterprise's operating authority. (TOS episode: "Tomorrow is Yesterday")
In another alternate universe, UESPA became a purely military organization after several other powers established the Interstellar Coalition. They operated the UESS Enterprise in the 2260s. (Star Trek: Myriad Universes novel: A Less Perfect Union)
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