It started with Memory Alpha the pride of the Federation's scientific and educational delegations. A nominally useless planetoid which had become home to a sprawling network of interlinked domes and computer systems that formed a central library facility containing the total cultural history and scientific knowledge of all Federation members. For some council members, Memory Alpha represented the golden door to a future in which all beings throughout the galaxy would be united as equal partners in the only adventure worth pursuing: the search for information and understanding, the never-ending quest for knowledge. Memory Alpha was that dream made real, fully and freely accessible to all Federation scholars, an unarmed, undefended oasis of peace and common purpose. To the beings whose souls were fired by the challenge of the stars, Memory Alpha was a compelling vision. Memory Alpha thrived until the last non-corporeal intelligences of an ancient race known as the Zetarians, searching for a physical existence, killed more than three thousand peaceful scholars, staff, and researchers and wiped clean the central data banks of Memory Alpha in little more than a minute.

The Federation might be too optimistic from time to time, but only because it could afford to be. It rarely made the same mistake twice.

There was now an entire network of Memory planets spread throughout Federation space, far enough removed from each other that only a galactic disaster could affect them all. For cost effectiveness, each had a specialty. 

The rebuilt Memory Alpha was designated as the center for Blueprints, Master Systems Displays & Diagrams, CGI Models, Physical Models and Production Illustrations. 

Memory Beta housed Art, Illustrations & Logos, Tributes, LCARS Displays, Movie Posters and an extensive Uniform Database.

Memory Gamma focused its efforts on economics and agriculture. 

Memory Delta maintained a vast collection of Screen Captures.

Memory Epsilon specialized in multi-physics. 

Other branches of knowledge awaited the finding and construction of additional Memory planets.

Even with each specialized facility serving as a total storage backup for every other Memory station in an intricate, holographic web of subspace data transmission and downloading, one flaw that not even Starfleet could eliminate remained. There had to be a command station, a central node to control and channel the activities of the entire Memory network.

Faced with the lesson of the Alpha disaster, project planners decided that no chances could be taken. The overall blueprints for the central facility were adapted from the Federation's most secure weapons-testing facilities.

Seven interconnected, though independently maintained, environment domes were constructed in a semicircle on the face of an almost solid, nickel-iron asteroid. In times of peace, workers could walk between their residences and work areas through central plazas with trees, grass, and reflecting pools. But in times of threat, the facility also stretched deep beneath the asteroid's surface in a warren of underground service tunnels, access corridors, and heavily armored life-support chambers.

The facility was also equipped with deeply anchored warp engines, not for propulsion but to generate the immense energy levels required to simultaneously power a battery of photon torpedoes powerful enough to hold back a fleet of Klingon battle cruisers as well as defensive shields that could englobe the entire planetoid. Additional security was achieved by locating the facility safely within Quadrant Zero space and providing it with a permanent, on-site contingent of battle-ready troopers. It was only behind these battlements and layers of deadly force that the scholars and researchers of a hundred worlds could once again pursue the paths of peace.

They called the facility Memory Prime.

You can access the the available Memory facilities below. Please note that at this time Memory Gamma and Epsilon require Sigma 9 Security Clearance.