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Rigel V

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Rigel V is the fifth planet in the Rigel system, and homeworld of the vulcanoid Rigellians. (TOS: "Journey to Babel") It is a member of the United Rigel Colonies, and through that organization, the United Federation of Planets.

The planet was home to a Starfleet shipyard, at least in the early 2250s. (The Starfleet Museum: Avenger- and Predator-Class Destroyers)

Rigel V was visited by the the USS Enterprise-A in 2292. (TOS novel: Mind Meld)


Although not canonically established, some assume that another star with a similar-sounding name exists much closer to Sol, thus explaining how the Enterprise (NX-01) could reach this star at all, or how planets orbiting Rigel could be out-of-reach (TOS: "Mudd's Women") and highly populated (TOS: "The Doomsday Machine") at the same time. Possibly, "Rigel" was sometimes referring to "Rigil Kentaurus," another name for Alpha Centauri. However, a hypothetical second Rigel created to cope with those problems is called Beta Rigel in the Star Trek: Star Charts.

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