- For other uses, see Venus.
Venus (or Sol II) was a planet located in the space of the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant, the second planet in orbit of the Sol star system in sector 001, at coordinates 2.09S 5.26W. Due to the presence of large amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the surface temperature was over 700°K, with an extremely high atmospheric pressure.
In the 23rd century, despite the harsh climate, Venus was home to a Human agricultural colony. By reference stardate 2/2306.01, the world had a population of 2.57 billion individuals, mostly Human, and the government was a full-status colonial member of the Federation. (FASA RPG module: The Federation; ST reference: Star Charts)
By the 24th century, efforts were underway to fully terraform the planet. Several terraforming stations were established on the surface. (DS9 episode: "Past Tense")
Project Ishtar and Doctor Pascal Saadya oversaw the terraforming efforts. (SCE - Ishtar Rising eBooks: Book 1, Book 2)