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Jupiter as seen from orbit

Jupiter (also known as Sol V) is the fifth (and largest) planet of the Sol system, classified as Class J.

It is noted for its "Great Red Spot," its many moons, and bands of cloud layers. This gas giant is located near the system's asteroid belt.

This planet was a charter member of the United Federation of Planets in 2161.

According to the Star Fleet Historical Archives, Humans discovered dilithium in 2049 on Jupiter's fifth moon, Io.

After Vulcans established first contact with Earth, humanity moved out into space over the next century. Jupiter's moons became home to human colonies, and Jupiter soon became the location of Jupiter Station, a Federation scientific facility which designed and experimented with the latest technologies. In the 24th century, Jupiter Station was home to Lewis Zimmerman, who developed his Emergency Medical Hologram at the base.

Historical Significance

  • In 2143, the NX-Alpha was destroyed near Jupiter, shortly after breaking the warp 2 barrier.
  • By 2151, Jupiter Station served as a repair facility to Earth Starfleet and the Earth Cargo Service.
  • By the early 24th Century, a shuttle route had been established from Jupiter to Saturn and back, once a day, every day, know as "the Jovian Run."

Astronomical data

Surrounded by a faint planetary ring system, and a powerful magnetosphere, Jupiter's magnetic tail is nearly 800 million km (5.3 AU; 500 million mi) long.



  • Sol V
  • Jupiter


  • 80+ moons (form the "Jovian system")
  • Biggest satellites:
    Ganymede (biggest)
    Io (roughly the size of Earth's moon)
    Europa (roughly the size of Earth's moon)
    Callisto (almost the size of Mercury
Jupiter's Known Moons (in orbiting order)
To be read top to bottom, then left to right
Metis Eupheme Philophrosyne Herse
Adrastea S/2010 J 2 Pasithee S/2003 J 19
Amalthea S/2016 J 1 S/2017 J 8 S/2010 J 1
Thebe Mneme S/2003 J 24 S/2003 J 9
Io Euanthe Eurydome S/2017 J 5
Europa S/2003 J 16 S/2011 J 2 S/2017 J 6
Ganymede Harpalyke S/2003 J 4 Kalyke
Callisto Orthosie Chaldene Hegemone
Themisto Helike S/2017 J 2 Pasiphae
Leda Praxidike Isonoe Sponde
Ersa S/2017 J 3 Kallichore S/2003 J 10
Himalia S/2003 J 12 Erinome Megaclite
Pandia S/2017 J 7 Kale Cyllene
Lysithea Thelxinoe Eirene Sinope
Elara Thyone Aitne S/2017 J 1
Dia S/2003 J Eukelade Aoede
Carpo Ananke Arche Autonoe
Valetudo Iocaste Taygete Callirrhoe
Euporie Hermippe S/2011 J 1 S/2003 J 23
S/2003 J 18 S/2017 J 9 Carme Kore