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Where To Sell Survey Data In Starfield

Craig Robinson

As you explore planets and moons in Starfield, you can run around and scan various plants, flora, and fauna. As you do so, you will progress the survey data of a planet. Alternatively, you’ll get lucky and find an Abandoned Research Tower, with a computer inside to download planetary data from it and complete it that way. Either way, when you get that data, you can then sell that information to various vendors to grab some quick bucks. Here’s where to sell survey data in Starfield.

Where to sell survey data in Starfield

(1 of 4) Visit Phill Hill in Broken Spear pub in Cydonia, Mars, to sell survey data for a great price in Starfield, but only for habitable worlds.

When you complete the survey data of a planet, you have a few options to sell survey data in Starfield:

  1. Vladimir on "The Eye" iconThe Eye, "Jemison" iconJemison
  2. Phill Hill in the Broken Tusk on "Cydonia" iconCydonia, "Mars" iconMars
  3. To "Trade Authority" iconTrade Authority Kiosks, often found in the Trade Authority building on all major planets in the game

You can sell survey data to Vladimir or the Trade Authority Kiosks for any data. But, if you have survey data from a planet with life, then you can sell that to Phil. You’ll get a lot more money for selling that data to him too.

To start that process off, you can start a quest from him called Top of the L.I.S.T. This quest will have you look for people who wish to become settlers and get off Mars. From then on, you need to bring him planetary survey data, especially of plants with Oxygen-rich atmospheres with flora and fauna on for it to be deemed habitable. There’s plenty out there once you move away from the Settled Systems, so keep your eyes peeled for planets with life on the fringes of Olympus and Cheyenne if you intend to go surveying planets with life on them.

Meanwhile, you must have unlocked The Eye in the main storyline to sell survey data in Starfield to Vladimir. You get this in the Mission, Into The Unknown, which appears slightly after you complete "Sam Coe" iconSam Coe’s main story quests. Once that’s done, you can get to the Eye and speak to Vladimir about all things "Constellation" iconConstellation. Part way through, he’ll mention that Constellation will pay you for survey data leading to more knowledge.

And there you have it, you now know where to sell survey data in Starfield.


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    PC, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Action RPG, Shooter
  • Guide Release
    30 August 2023
  • Last Updated
    30 September 2023
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Starfield is an action role-playing game from Bethesda Game Studios set in a futuristic interpretation of space exploration and colonization. Earth has long been abandoned, but there are plenty of other planets in different star systems where humans have ventured and settled. You have the freedom to create your own character with a unique background, but the main story will take you through a series of adventures as you uncover more information about mysterious artifacts which create gravitational anomalies. Along the way, you can build and customize your own space ship, establish your own outpost, befriend and romance new companions, and more. As a Bethesda game, you can also expect to see a lot of creative mods which have the potential to change your experience of the base game, or take it in an entirely new direction.

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