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Moon View
Type Rock
Orbital Distance 2.1 km
Orbital Period N/A
Keplerian Ratio N/A
Radius 2,405 km
Day Length 33 Earth Days
Atm. Pressure Trace
Surface Temp −116 °C
Surface Gravity 0.1 g
Mass 0.014 Earth Masses
Satellites N/A

Location: Milky Way / Sigurd's Cradle / Skepsis System / Watson

Species Human
Prerequisite: N7: MSV Strontium Mule (Mass Effect 2)


A large moon, Franklin retains a trace atmosphere of carbon dioxide, but its desolate surface holds no signs of water or life. In order to defend Watson from the pirates of the Terminus Systems, Franklin is home to two Alliance spaceports and naval bases capable of fielding six fighter squadrons each and a classified number of interplanetary ballistic missiles. Mass effect fields keep the gravity in its installations at a comfortable level for long-term living.


Mineral DepositsEdit

Initial Scanner Result: Rich

Mineral Amount Approximate Value
Palladium Low 4,800
Platinum Medium 7,200
Iridium High 15,000
Element Zero None 0


  • Since the planets in the Skepsis system are probably named for famous scientists and thinkers, Franklin is possibly named after Rosalind Franklin, with the planet it orbits, Watson, possibly named after James D. Watson. The two, along with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins discovered the structure of DNA.

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