Novaya Zemlya

This article is about the planet. For the Robinson-class WarShip, see Novaya Zemlya (Vigilant).

This article is undergoing revision as part of Project: Planets, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of planets and systems. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can add your name to the list of volunteers.

This article has completed Phase 0 of the Overhaul effort.

(References to Novaya Zemlya)

Novaya Zemlya
Novaya Zemlya neighbouring systems
Novaya Zemlya neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 180.54:-184.61[e]
Spectral class G2IV[1][2]
Recharge time 183 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) None[1][2]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Novaya Zemlya
Planetary flag of Novaya Zemlya
Planetary flag of Novaya Zemlya
System position 4th[1][2]
Jump point
9.12 days[1][2]
Moons 3 (Doriya, Kanto's Ground, Ust)[1][2]
Surface gravity 1.04[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Temperate)[1][2]
Surface water 48%[1][2]
Highest native life Plant[1][2]
Reference Year 3067[1] - 3079[2]
Ruler Premier Estefani Shako[1]
Capital Arkangel[2]
Population 43,980,000 (3067)
44,332,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-B-D-C[1][2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2]

Owner History[edit]


Novaya Zemlya was settled by ethnic Russians from Terra. These early settlers formed close ties to the St. Ives Mercantile Association, Crucis Pact, and Tikonov Grand Union. The inhabitants voted to join the Federated Suns in 2325, but still retained close ties to their long-time trading partners in St. Ives and Tikonov. That all changed during the Age of War.

Novaya Zemlya has the dubious honor of being the first inhabited world bombarded by WarShips. In 2399 the Capellan Confederation was under severe pressure from the AFFS. Seeking to alleviate that pressure, the CCAF sent a fleet of WarShips to Novaya Zemlya. The resulting bombardment killed three-quarters of the world's population, destroyed nearly all cities and planetary infrastructure, and poisoned the farmlands. The few survivors had to then deal with the "nuclear winter" that resulted from the dust and debris thrown into the world's upper atmosphere. It would be centuries before the world began to recover to any significant degree, even with the advanced technology of the first Star League to assist.[1]

The world recovered to the point where new colonists could grow crops on the world. The AFFS established additional facilities on the world, including a Combat Training Center and a material reclamation and rehabilitation center. This in turn lead to more manufacturers investing in factories on the world. Federated Industries established a major facility on Novaya Zemlya, but the most significant event was the relocation of the Kathil PDZ headquarters and Operations Area headquarters to the world during the FedCom Civil War. These twin headquarters remained on the world after the end of hostilities, and are unlikely to move again soon.[1]

Apocryphal Content Starts

The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

According to the German edition of The Sword and the Dagger, the planet was chosen by House Davion as a concentration area for troops bent on recapturing Stein's Folly because of its thick cloud layer, which renders enemy reconnaissance through spy ships or drones ineffective. In the original text, the planet is referred to as "Dragon's Field" instead and Novaya Zemlya is not mentioned at all.

Apocryphal Content Ends

Planetary Garrison[edit]



  • Cunningham's Commandos[10]


Manufacturing Centers[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Kluane 22.50 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Monongahela 23.83 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Stein's Folly 27.25 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Fortymile 33.90 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Salem 34.60 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kathil 36.19 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Andro 37.72 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bethel 40.43 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Orbisonia 41.90 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Quittacas 43.34 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Victoria 45.85 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Wappingers 48.56 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Sekulmun 49.02 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Redfield 50.60 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ogilvie 51.64 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Alcyone 53.34 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Gallitzin 53.46 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Smolensk 54.04 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Carmacks 54.07 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Daniels 58.13 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Handbook: House Davion, p. 90, "Planet Profile"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 9, "Industrial Systems"
  3. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  4. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  5. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  6. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  7. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  8. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  9. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140, "Deployment Table"
  11. Shattered Sphere, p. 31, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  12. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 9