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The repulsorlift or repulsorlift engine, often referred to simply as a repulsor, was an anti-gravity technology capable of levitating an object. It was created from subnuclear "knots" of space-time made by enormous unmanned power refineries encompassing black holes.[1] Repulsorlifts were widely used, and were included on virtually every type of vehicle.

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Overview

Repulsorlifts only worked within a gravity well, as the technology required mass to push against. For a typical habitable planet such as Alderaan, "antigrav range" was approximately six planetary diameters, or around seventy-five thousand kilometers. Repulsorlifts used minimal power and were reliable enough to be utilized continuously.

Repulsorlifts could be assembled in arrays, clusters, or vanes studded with micro-coils of gravitic knots". These units were then mounted on a vehicle or spacecraft, usually on the underside. The many repulsorlifts needed for a large ship were typically powered by a dedicated "antigrav generator."[1]

Ships as massive as the era were only able to make planetfall with the aid of massive ventral repulsorlift suspensor units. In fact, the landing legs of a Lucrehulk-class Core Ship could not support the ship's immense weight without the aid of repulsorlifts.[1]

The five planets of the Corellian system possessed massive repulsors on their surface. They were so powerful that they could destroy capital ships in nearby space, and even stop the devastating firepower of Centerpoint Station, which created gravitational shifts great enough to destroy stars.

The Verpine of the Roche asteroids utilized repulsorlifts in asteroid shepherding. Vehicles that commonly employed repulsors include speeder bikes, swoops, landspeeders, airspeeders and starships capable of operating in a planetary atmosphere. Power chairs, repulsorsleds and skimboards also used this technology.

Jaina Solo and Lowbacca along with scientists discovered that a miniature repulsor could mimic the gravitic signature of a Yuuzhan Vong ship they captured, the Trickster, enabling the New Republic to trick the Vong into attacking their own ships, creating decoys, and confusing them in battle. This would turn the tide of the Yuuzhan Vong War.[2]

Notable repulsorcraft manufacturers

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Captive Temple
  • Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Jedi Quest: The Trail of the Jedi
  • Jedi Quest: The False Peace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • Precipice
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Republic Commando: Hard Contact
  • Kowakian Monkey-Lizard (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Giant spiders are awesome (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Omega Squad: Targets
  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero
  • Republic Commando: True Colors
  • Shatterpoint
  • MedStar II: Jedi Healer
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel
  • Jedi Trial
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novelization
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  • The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning
  • The Last of the Jedi: Master of Deception
  • Han Solo's Revenge (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire / audio
  • Star Wars: Ewoks - "Battle for the Sunstar"
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novelization (First appearance) (First identified as repulsor)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Rebellion (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Allegiance
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • X-wing: Rogue Squadron
  • X-wing: Wraith Squadron
  • X-wing: Iron Fist
  • Retreat From Coruscant
  • X-wing: Starfighters of Adumar
  • Specter of the Past
  • Vision of the Future
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Kenobi's Blade (Mentioned only)
  • Young Jedi Knights: Delusions of Grandeur
  • Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Bounty
  • Young Jedi Knights: The Emperor's Plague
  • Young Jedi Knights: Return to Ord Mantell
  • Young Jedi Knights: Trouble on Cloud City
  • Young Jedi Knights: Crisis at Crystal Reef
  • Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
  • Vector Prime
  • Edge of Victory I: Conquest
  • Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
  • Star by Star
  • Dark Journey
  • Destiny's Way
  • The Unifying Force
  • Fury
  • Millennium Falcon
  • Star Wars Legacy 1: Broken, Part 1 (Mentioned only)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Attack of the Clones: Incredible Cross-Sections
  2. Dark Journey

See also

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

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