An orbital nuclear warhead platform was a device used during Earth's Cold War in the late 1960s. The United States of America launched such a platform in 1968 as a counter to a launch of a similar device by a consortium of other major political entities. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")
The platform was codenamed Prometheus One and its superstructure was based on the United States Air Force’s Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) project. (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station)
- The platform had no canon name. The idea that its superstructure was based on the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) project was derived from the stock footage being taken from a Gemini launch. As seen in plans, the MOL used some technology derived from then-extant technology developed for Gemini.