Caption: Spacedock orbits Earth
Caption: The new Enterprise-A leaves Spacedock
Caption: From underneath Spacedock
Spacedock is a massive, orbital facility, providing starships with many service facilities. Starships can dock for crew transfers and/or put in for repairs.
In 2285, the U.S.S. Enterprise returned to Spacedock following the battle with Khan Noonien Singh in the Mutara Nebula. At the time, the ship was scheduled to be scrapped, but Kirk stole Enterprise from Spacedock in an effort to rescue Spock.