Vega IX, home of the Vega Colony.
|Classification:||class M planet|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
|Location:||Vega system, Sirius sector block, Beta Quadrant|
|Dominant Species:||Vegan (extinct), Human, Borg|
|Warp Capable:||Yes (date unknown)|
Vega IX is the ninth planet orbiting the star Vega.
Vega IX was once home to the Vegan species, who ruled a large area of local space until at least the 20th century. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation) The planet was later colonized the Federation, as the site of the Vega colony, as well as by Delta III. TOS - Star Trek 2 novelization: Tomorrow is Yesterday)
Montgomery Scott visited the planet sometime during his long career, and disliked many things about it, including the food. Unfortunately for him, the food was very popular with the Kropaslin. (SCE eBook: The Future Begins)
In 2409, the planet was invaded by the Borg Collective. A Miranda-class frigate on a cadet training cruise was the only Starfleet ship in range and conducted the rapid evacuation until reinforcements arrived trying to repel the fleet of Borg cubes. Starfleet was unsuccesful and quarantined the system, and Vega IX fell to the Borg. (STO mission: "Assimilation of the Innocent")