Earth Station McKinley

Earth Station McKinley drydock (TNG-178)
Earth Station McKinley drydock (TNG-178)

A shipbuilding and repair facility, Earth Station McKinley had a large orbital platform supporting several large articulated work arms, designed to service even the largest starships. The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D was docked there for six weeks following the Borg invasion attempt in early 2368.[1] Unknown to anyone at the time, a defective dilithium chamber hatch was installed in the Enterprise‘s warp drive system at McKinley Station. The hatch contained undetected submicron fractures that were responsible for a serious explosion in the engine room later that year.[2] In Q‘s anti-time future, the U.S.S. Pasteur NCC-58928 canceled a scheduled stop at McKinley Station to proceed to the Devron System.[3]


  • 1. “Family.” Star Trek: The Next Generation, Episode 178. Television. 1 October 1990.
  • 2. “The Drumhead.” Star Trek: The Next Generation, Episode 195. Television. 29 April 1991.
  • 3. “All Good Things…” Star Trek: The Next Generation, Episodes 277-278. Television. 23 May 1994.
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