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The first Death Star battlestation
"Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battlestation."
Grand Moff Tarkin

A battlestation, or battle station, was a term used for any space station armed for combat.

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Characteristics

A battle station was often defined as a combat spacecraft that used its primary power generation facilities for combat purposes rather than propulsion. The station could be either orbital or self-propelled like a starship.[1] Large capital ships were usually regarded as a type of battle station.[2] An alternative term for the largest battlestations was battle planetoid.

Battle stations were designed for various purposes, including defensive and offensive combat. Defensive battle stations bulked up on shield generators, sensor systems, defensive fighters and evacuation transports. Offensive battlestations were fitted with offensive weapons-batteries, starfighter and bomber squadrons as well as anti-ship defenses such as point-defense cannons. The battle station hangars were often large enough to handle smaller capital ships in addition to the fighters and transports. Combat stations were known to keep a larger-than-average amount of combat troops onboard, and were often utilitarian in design.[2]

Different types of battle stations were often separated by their mobility. Mobile battlestations, such as large capital ships, could traverse interstellar space and attack distant targets. Immobile stations were usually situated in orbit of a world and used for planetary defense or logistical support. Terrestial stations were built on or around asteroids and planetary objects and usually required less volatile reactor cores than space-faring battle stations.[2]

The largest battle stations were often designed with city-like structures on their surfaces. These structures mimicked terrestial cities in order to make life more comfortable for the crew. Restaurants, shops and apartment buildings could be utilized even on the most militaristic of stations.[3][2] The station commanders and high-ranking officers often had their own stylish dwellings and there was usually space for visiting diplomats.[2]

Travel onboard the enclosed battle station cities was often done with turbolifts, landspeeders or in the rare cases of massive cities, through shuttle taxis that flew from one hangar to another.[2]

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Appearances

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  • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
  • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith (audio)
  • Rogue Planet (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Appears in hologram)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront (Appears in hologram)
  • "Run Mace Run" (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic 67: Forever Young (Appears in hologram)
  • Labyrinth of Evil (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Evasive Action: Reversal of Fortune (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Death Star
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novelization (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars 51: Resurrection of Evil
  • Star Wars 52: To Take The Tarkin
  • Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
  • Tales of the Bounty Hunters
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  • Star Wars: X-wing Alliance
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • X-wing: Rogue Squadron
  • X-wing: Wedge's Gamble
  • X-wing: The Krytos Trap
  • Heir to the Empire
  • The Last Command
  • X-wing: Isard's Revenge
  • Dark Empire
  • Dark Empire II
  • Empire's End
  • Jedi Search
  • Champions of the Force
  • Darksaber
  • Specter of the Past
  • Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy
  • Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones
  • Young Jedi Knights: Lightsabers
  • Young Jedi Knights: Darkest Knight
  • Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Under Siege
  • Force Heretic I: Remnant
  • The Final Prophecy
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Non-canon appearances

  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

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Notes and references


This article uses material from the "Battlestation" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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