Deep Space 9 is a space station run as a joint venture between the Federation and the Bajoran government. It was built by the Cardassians during the Occupation of Bajor, but was abandoned when the Bajorans won their freedom.
Soon after, Deep Space 9 was moved to the entry point of the Bajoran Wormhole, where it resides to this day.
Starfleet has been officially administrating the station since the Cardassians left, initially under the command of Commander Benjamin Sisko. It has been under Federation control since that time, with the exception of a brief occupation during the Dominion War. The USS Defiant NX-74205 is currently stationed there on a permanent basis, with Captain James Kurland as the station's commanding officer.
The station has been upgraded significantly during its lifetime, especially by the Federation. Just before the Dominion War, the Klingon Empire attacked the station with their full strength, and were unable to capture the station. Even during the Dominion War, it required the full strength of the combined Dominion and Cardassian fleets, combined with Legate Dukat's intimate knowledge of the station design, to capture the station.
- Station Commander: Captain James Kurland
- Executive Officer: Commander Mesi Achebe
- Strategic Operations Officer: Lieutenant Commander Adina Charles
- Chief Security Officer: Lieutenant Ro Laren
- Chief Engineering Officer: Lieutenant Commander Tana
The 22nd Mobile and Deep Space 9Edit
Deep Space 9 served as a launching point for the 22nd Mobile Fleet for much of 2414 and the early part of 2415. Up until their transfer to Starbase 220, Donaldson and his staff maintained an office on DS9.