Starbase 1 is one of the oldest Reed-class (in honor of the Enterprise tactical officer) starbases. Starbase 1 was constructed in 2173 in orbit of Alpha Centauri. It was the first starbase to have internal docking ports for starships, (the later Spacedock-class developed this and managed to balance the dock and habitat considerations). It consisted of a vast interior, in which numerous starships could be berthed for service and repairs. Starbase 1 was and still is a Starfleet personnel-only installation, with no civilians onboard. As a result of this, there is no habitat section, but rather four docks, (2 upper, 2 lower) and crew quarters and facilities as on a starship. One interesting feature of the Reed-class starbase is the ability to operate underwater for long periods of time.