Novaya Zemlya (system)

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Planetary Flag of Novaya Zemlya
Planets within 2 jumps

(References to Novaya Zemlya)

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

X: 180.54 Y: -184.61[e]

Planetary Data[1][2]

  • Star Type (Recharge Time): G2IV (183 hours)
  • Position in System: 4th
  • Time to Jump Point: 9.12 days
  • Number of Satellites: 3 (Doriya, Kanto’s Ground, Ust)
  • Surface Gravity: 1.04
  • Atmosphere Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
  • Surface Water Coverage: 48%
  • Equatorial Temperature: 30°C (Temperate)
  • Highest Native Life: Plant
  • Recharging Station: None
  • HPG Class Type: B
  • Landmasses (Capital City): Barents, Kara, Severny, Yushny (Arkangel)

Era Specific Data


  • Noble Ruler: Premier Estefani Shako
  • Population Size: 43,980,000
  • Socio-Industrial Levels/USIIR: C-C-B-D-C


  • Population: 44,332,000
  • Socio-Industrial Levels: C-C-B-D-C

Garrisoning Military Force


Manufacturing Centers


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]

In 3025, 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.[5] The world had also 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]

Owner History

Nearby Planets

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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Handbook: House Davion, p. 90, "Planet Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 9, "Industrial Systems"
  3. Shattered Sphere, p. 31, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  4. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 9
  5. The Sword and the Dagger, p. ??
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  7. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130