Gaia Starbase Commander Talana
The Starbase at Gaia (Betelgeuse I) was placed in orbit by the Ur-Quan following the surrender of the Syreen, cerca 2134, in the Ur-Quan Slave War. The base is under the command of Talana, but no intelligence is available as to the crew size, or the frequency of Hierarchy resupply vessels.
In stark contrast its counterpart at Earth, the Syreen Starbase is not in critical condition when it is first encountered by The Flagship. This may (or not) be a fringe benefit of Gaia's position along the frontier of Ur-Quan Kzer-Za space.