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"You astromechs think very highly of yourselves, just because you can pilot starfighters."
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Astromech droids were a type of droid that served as automated mechanics, performing a variety of repair duties and often serving as adjuncts or substitutes for nav computers on smaller starships. They were also able to use the mainframe of a larger ship to their advantage.

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"You stupid little astro droid!"
―A super battle droid to R2-D2 — (audio)Listen (file info)

An astromech droid's primary purpose on smaller ships such as starfighters was as a backup or replacement for a nav computer; however, due to the limitations of each unit's astrogation buffer, an astromech could only hold a set number of hyperspace coordinates. They also provided in-flight maintenance and repair, and performed a number of routine functions so the pilot could focus on flying the ship.

R2 units

Larger starships usually carried a large complement of these in case of malfunctions or combat damage, while some snubfighters (notably the T-65 X-wing starfighter and Naboo N-1 starfighter), carried a droid in a special port for in-flight field repairs. Astromech droids had, in some cases, also been known to carry out light janitorial duties, and several instances of slicing carried out by these droids have been known, though this often required the installation of special programming.

Most astromechs were only able to communicate in writing, conveyed via another computer system, or through binary, a special code of clicks, bleeps, and similar sounds. Some craft that used astromechs could be equipped with astromech translators to facilitate communication.

The term "Astromech droid" had been used informally by spacers since around the time of the Jedi Civil War at least, to refer to the Utility droids that performed similar tasks during that era. It was not until some decades before the beginning of the Clone Wars when the company Industrial Automaton started launching their highly successful lines of astromech droids, that the term caught on and started to become synonymous with their models. Most notably the R-series of astromech droids, ranging from the R1-series to the R9-series.

Arguably, the most famous astromech droid was R2-D2, an IA R2-series astromech droid.

List of astromech droid series

Appearances

  • Star Wars: The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Starfighter
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • "Clouded Paths"
  • Rogue Planet
  • Jedi Quest: The School of Fear (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars video game
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Republic Commando: Hard Contact
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 1"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 10"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 11"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 15"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 16"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 21"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence"
  • The Clone Wars: Procedure
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destroy Malevolence"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Downfall of a Droid"
  • The Clone Wars: Discount
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duel of the Droids"
  • The Clone Wars: Departure
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
  • The Clone Wars: Bait
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Blue Shadow Virus"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"
  • The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cargo of Doom"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Spy"
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars 11: Hero of the Confederacy, Part 2
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars 12: Hero of the Confederacy, Part 3
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars Volume 4: The Colossus of Destiny
  • Inside Job
  • Boba Fett: A New Threat
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 24"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 25"
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  • Star Wars Dark Times 14: Blue Harvest, Part 2
  • Star Wars Droids
  • The Pirates and the Prince
  • A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker
  • Star Wars: Droids Special
  • Star Wars Droids: The Kalarba Adventures
  • Star Wars Droids: Rebellion
  • Star Wars Droids: Season of Revolt
  • Star Wars Droids: The Protocol Offensive
  • The Hutt Gambit (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Missions 11: Bounty Hunters vs. Battle Droids
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Death Star
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope junior novel
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back junior novel
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi junior novel
  • Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
  • X-wing: Wedge's Gamble
  • X-wing: The Krytos Trap
  • X-wing: The Bacta War
  • X-wing: Wraith Squadron
  • X-wing: Iron Fist
  • X-wing: Solo Command
  • X-wing: Isard's Revenge
  • I, Jedi
  • X-wing: Starfighters of Adumar
  • Betrayal
  • Bloodlines
  • Tempest
  • Exile
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
  • Star Wars Legacy 43: Monster, Part 1

Non-canon appearances

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • You can't hit the brakes in space
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 film
  • LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Sources


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SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

Astromech droid refers to the R-series droids. Astromechs are used for storing and executing Alliance Pilot commands in space. The following Rebel Alliance ships use Astromechs:

The Eta-2 Actis Interceptor (aka Jedi Starfighter), an Imperial Pilot quest reward for completion of Doing Your Duty, uses an Astromech.

All other ships use flight computers rather than Astromechs.


This article uses material from the "Astromech droid" article on the SWG Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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