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Planet View
Orbital Distance 8.5 AU
Orbital Period 24.8 Earth Years
Keplerian Ratio 0.999
Radius 1,705 km
Day Length 68.2 Earth Hours
Atm. Pressure 3.75 atm
Surface Temp −59 °C
Surface Gravity 0.1 g
Mass 0.007 Earth Masses
Satellites 2

Location: Milky WayHades NexusPamyat System Fourth planet

Species Human
Population 3,600 (2185)
3,800 (2186)
Prerequisite: Star Chart from Baria Frontiers store (Mass Effect 2)
Prerequisite: Priority: Rannoch (Mass Effect 3)


A dwarf planet, Volkov has a thick atmosphere of nitrogen and krypton. Home to a thriving iridium mining community, Volkov has a reputation that is summed up as "rich but dangerous". Pirates often lurk behind Volkov's two moonlets, Zenevieva and Alena, and cripple freighters leaving the atmosphere. To make matters worse, Volkov sits in the Chazov Belt, a field of asteroids and other small bodies that leads to frequent meteor strikes on the planet. Meteor-related casualties remain rare, but on Volkov the chances of such a death are high enough that they are factored into insurance premiums.

Mineral DepositsEdit

Initial Scanner Result: Rich

Mineral Amount Approximate Value
Palladium Low 4,600
Platinum Medium 6,700
Iridium High 21,100
Element Zero None 0


  • Volkov is most likely named after Vladislav Volkov, a Soviet cosmonaut who died during space flight.

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