Based out of Deep Space 47 at the gateway to the Thomar Expanse, Task Force 47 is charged with establishing and developing new opportunities for Starfleet’s primary mission of exploration. The pathfinders of the fleet, it is their duty to negotiate with local powers for access, support, and intelligence in order to explore regions previously inaccessible due to practicality or politics.
The changing status quo of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants has seen some borders collapse, others arise, and the friends and foes of the Federation change in warmth or hostility. Beyond the danger of such disruption are the opportunities born of new relationships and vanishing barriers.
These opportunities are the mission of Task Force 47. However close or far, they are charged to treat and negotiate with foreign governments to secure access to regions of space near or even within their borders. From there, Starfleet can explore areas never before available to them, whether they be on their doorstep and once locked away by politics, or on the far side of the quadrants and unavailable due to limited resources. Whether these locals offer merely begrudging acceptance of Starfleet’s proximity, open access to pass through their space, or outright support for Federation vessels, these are opportunities that cannot be missed.
This is a blend of exploration and diplomacy, for the latter is an ongoing responsibility to prove Starfleet is as good as their word, and demonstrate the value of such close scientific relationships. And the chance to go where no one could go before is beyond value.