|Timeline for 2010|
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2010 is a year in Earth's calendar.
This year encompasses the events of the following episodes: Blind Game, First Contact, The Big Escape, Blue Wind, Gloval's Report, Homecoming, Battlecry, Phantasm, Farewell, Big Brother, Bursting Point and Paradise Lost.
- January, Breetai's fleet threatens the SDF-1. Khyron destroys the long-range radar tower.
- Februrary, Lisa Hayes and Vermillion Squadron are captured by Zentraedi forces.
- February, Breetai is relieved of his command, replaced by Azonia.
- February, three Zentraedi spies (Rico, Konda and Bron) infiltrate the SDF-1 with the help of Miriya Parina.
- March, the SDF-1 returns to Earth, landing in the Pacific Ocean; the civilian survivors of Macross City are forbidden from disembarking by Earth Defense Command.
- May, Rick Hunter takes command of Skull Squadron.
- May, the city of Toronto, in the Ontario Quadrant, agrees to receive the citizens of Macross City; an overload of the SDF-1's Omni-Directional Barrier System system destroys the city, and Ontario withdraws its consent to resettle the refugees.
- June, Breetai returns to Earth, and Azonia is relieved of her command.
- June, the Zentraedi spies return to their fleet.
- June, the SDF-1 leaves Earth's atmosphere.