The station was originally built by resources solely garnered from the New Paris Colony and self-administered by the colony's government. When it was turned over to Starfleet its name was not changed, out of respect and the difficulty in incorporating it into Starfleet's starbase numbering regulations.
The Starfleet Enlisted Navigation School was located aboard the station. A large number of various auxiliary craft are kept here for training purposes.
Several homeported vessels provided dedicated transport from the starbase to Alpha Braga VII.