The Lighthouse is a communications relay and navigational beacon near the Delta Quadrant terminus of the Geroch Wormhole. While the wormhole is in a "closed" state only low-fidelity data may be transmitted between it and it's sister relay in the Alpha Quadrant. Data is cached and transmitted in burst signals when the wormhole is in an "open" state as ships transit through it. The relay is operated by a four-person team drawn from Sentinel Station on 30-day rotations.
Relay defenses are significant due to it's open-space position, key link in inter-quadrant communications and conveyance of highly secure communications. Multiple circumferential phaser arrays are the only offensive weapons platforms and operated by a tactical officer embedded in each team rotation. An overpowered fusion reactor can supply significant power to shield generators with overlapping field geometry. A hardened duranium hull encloses the control deck and memory core.
It's communications capability can cut through jamming techniques and technologies.
Ship construction and refit is based at the Omicron Fleet Yards (aka Omicron Shipyards) in the Kuvari system . It's commanding officer is Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Hash Dularek. Founded shortly after the United Federation of Planets established an exploration fleet within the Delta Quadrant.
Decomissioned and derelict ships are stored in the vicinity of Omicron. The retired Oberth-class ship USS Hyperion (re-christened USS Daystrom) was returned to active service in 2416 by Commander Casey Jeyan and assigned to Outpost Hope One. See Supporting Vessels.
A civilian station operated by Copernicus Corporation located on the interior surface of the Dyson Sphere. The corporation occupies a large section of the Terranium central tower from which it coordinates a broad trade network. It's chief executive is Tobin Al'Rasgal, son of former chief executive Thasin Al'Rasgal.
A settlement near the Johvan capital composed of Federation citizens. Camp Gor'Vosh began as a Marine detachment within the Reach. Over time, the Marine facility grew into a self-contained base and the Federation civilian population dissipated and largely relocated to Sentinel Station.