|Sector Classification Guide
|A sector zone is a concentric circle, 5,000 light years wide and 3,600 light
years high. There are 10 sector zones in the Milky Way Galaxy. The
second digit of a sector's designation is its sector zone.
|A subquadrant is a wedge-shaped slice of the galactic disk. There are a
total of 36 different subquadrants in the Milky Way Galaxy. Each one is
50,000 light years long, 3,600 light years high, and 8,727 light years across
at its widest point. The first digit of a sector's designation is its
The point where a subquadrant and a sector zone converge is called a
sector grid. This division of space is approximately 5,000x5,000x3,600 light
years. The sector grid designation for the Sol and Kilka Sectors, and most
other Federation worlds is 15 (subquadrant 1, sector zone 5)
A sector grid is further divided into 100 sector quads of equal volume.
They are numbered 00 through 99, and represent the third and fourth
digits of a sector's designation.
|Each sector quad is even FURTHER divided into something called a sector
block. On average, sector blocks are about 100x100x100 light years in size.
There are 1,000 sector blocks in every sector quad, numbered from 000 to
999. These digits compose the next three digits of a sector designation.