Background info Edit
Satellites seem so common in the Star Trek universe that their absence was an indicator that the planet did not harbor a ]]warp capable]] civilization (for example, in "Strange New World", "Civilization", or "Time and Again"), or alternatively that a planet was only a minor outpost (for example in "The Shipment").
I think most of that is speculation. Remove?
- I wrote that section, and iirc all the example come from pieces of dialog where a first scan is made of a planet, and through the absence of satellites as well as other signs it becomes clear what kind of planet we are dealing with: a primitive or underdeveloped one. I'd say that's enough for it to stay, especially since it's just a background note. Though I may be biased, of course :p -- Capricorn (talk) 19:11, June 19, 2015 (UTC)