|Federation Yards Database - Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards|
|Starfleet shipyards in orbit around the Planet Mars and on the surface of the planet. The Enterprise-D was built there. Members of the
Galaxy-class Starship Development Project team included Dr. Leah Brahms.
TNG "Booby Trap"
The actual construction of the Enterprise-D was supervised by Commander Orfil Quinteros.
Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Sisko was assigned to Utopia Planitia for same three years following the tragic death of his wife aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga in early 2367, prior to his assignment to station Deep Space 9 in mid-2369.
While at Utopia Planitia, Sisko participated in the design of the new Starship Defiant, which was inteded to help Starfleet defend against an anticipate Borg offensive.
DS9 "The Search, Part I"
Starfleet records show that an accidental plasma discharge occurred while the Enterprise-D was being constructed in 2362, and three individuals were killed. In 2370 it was learned that Lieutenant Walter J. Pierce had mrdered Marla Finn and her lover, then committed suicide.
TNG "Eye of the Beholder"
(In an alternative quantum reality visited by Worf in 2370, some unknown entity was using the Argus Array to covertly survey the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards.)
Part of the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on the surface of Mars was very briefly glimpsed as a view from deep space in (TNG "Parallels"), while Brahm's drafting room (presumably in the orbital part of the Yards) was re-created in (TNG "Boody Trap") and (TNG "Galaxy's Child").
Star Trek Encyclopedia II
The U.S.S. Sao Paulo was built there and launched on stardate 52889.3.
DS9 "Dogs Of War".