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Endor (Tana)
Astrographical
Region

Outer Rim Territories; Inner Zuma

Sector

Moddell Sector

System

Endor system[1]

Suns

1: Ibleam[1]

Orbital position

1

Moons

9: Forest moon of Endor, Sistermoon, others[1]

Grid coordinates

H-16

Distance from Core

43,300 light years

Rotation period

30 standard hours[1]

Orbital period

402 standard days[1]

Physical
Class

Gas giant[1]

Diameter

148,000 km[1]

Atmosphere

Toxic[1]

Climate

Hostile (chemical and magnetic storms)[1]

Gravity

250% standard[1]

Primary terrain

Gas giant[1]

Surface water

0%

Points of interest

None

Societal
Native species

None[1]

Immigrated species

None[1]

Primary language(s)

None[1]

Government

None[1]

Population

None[1]

Major cities

None

Major imports

None[1]

Major exports

None[1]

Affiliation

None

Endor, also known as Tana among the Ewok species[2], was the gas giant planet orbited by the forest moon of Endor. The name "Endor" was also sometimes used for the forest moon. The planet itself was less well known than the moon.

Contents

History

Endor viewed from the upper deck of a SoruSuub Luxury Yacht.

The Galactic Empire established the Sanctuary Pipeline to reach the moon quickly, importing raw materials for the Death Star II construction. One of the planet's moons was uninhabited until used by the New Republic for the relocation of the Ixlls who were rescued from the destruction of Da Soocha V.

Behind the scenes

The planet Endor was never visible in any scenes in Return of the Jedi set on the forest moon's surface. The novelization claims that Endor was destroyed some time earlier, and that the moon now orbits its star in a planetary orbit of its own.

On the other hand, some of the Battle of Endor scenes have a pinkish planet or moon in the background. This, coupled with the fact that a moon without a planet should itself be defined as a planet (or a Dwarf planet) in its own right, has caused some fans to speculate that this is in fact the planet Endor.

This apparent discrepancy was settled with the release of The Essential Atlas, which dismisses the gas giant's disappearance as an elaborate hoax.

The planet Endor seen from its forest moon.

When the heroes approach the Death Star II for the first time, you can see a small pinkish planet in the background. The distance between that planet and the forest moon is quite huge, but it could be the planet Endor.

Also, a small brown planet is seen during the opening scenes of Return of the Jedi.

When loading the map of any planet in Star Wars: Battlefront II in Galactic Conquest, and in Star Wars Battlefront in Instant Action, it shows the planet as seen from space. When loading the forest moon of Endor map, you can see the forest moon with the Death Star orbiting it, as well as the huge silver edge of the planet Endor, with some of the planet itself.

A large body, probably the planet Endor, can be seen in the sky from the forest moon during some night scenes in the two Ewok telefilms (Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor). The planet can also be seen in space in Star Wars: X-wing Alliance.

It is possible that Endor's name is a tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien; "Endor" was the Elvish name for Middle-Earth.

Endor is also the name of a Canaanite city in the Old Testament, which inspired the attribution of Biblical names such as Ibleam and Megiddo to other bodies in the Endor System.

Appearances

  • The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing
  • Star Wars: Battlefront (Very briefly, only when loading level on Forest Moon of Endor)
  • Star Wars Battlefront II (Very briefly, only when loading Endor in Galactic Conquest)
  • Star Wars Galaxies
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Star Wars: Rebellion (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  • The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense
  • Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  • Star Wars: X-wing Alliance
  • Star Tours
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi novel
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
  • Fury

Sources

The gas giant Endor.

Notes and references

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