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Yavin Prime

Outer Rim Territories[1]


Gordian Reach[2]


Yavin system[1]


1: Yavin[1]

Orbital position




Grid coordinates


Distance from Core

40,500 light years

Rotation period

24 standard hours[1]

Orbital period

4,818 standard days[1]


Gas giant[1]


10,200 km[2]




Hostile (chemical and magnetic storms)[1]


Heavy (400% standard)[1]

Primary terrain

Gas giant[1]

Surface water


Points of interest
Native species

Floating Gasbag Creatures[1]

Immigrated species


Primary language(s)






Major cities


Major imports


Major exports


"Yavin is one of those gas giants that looks like it missed out on starhood by a very slim margin."
Suz Tanwa

Yavin Prime, also known as Yavin (Yavin pronounced: YAH-vin), was a bright red gas giant in the Gordian Reach sector (part of the Bright Jewel Oversector).



Yavin orbited by the Death Star

It was located on the backward Gordian Reach, a hyperspace route from which the sector got its name. Yavin was best known for its moon, Yavin 4, which was the location of the Rebel Alliance's base prior its discovery and near destruction in the Battle of Yavin. Of its overall total of 26, Yavin had two other moons that were habitable; Yavin 8 and Yavin 13.

Yavin's atmosphere was made up of thick clouds swept about by violent, hurricane-force winds. Any craft that entered the atmosphere without benefit of a tracking beacon would quickly become lost, its pilot disoriented by the buffeting winds. It was believed these storms lasted all the way to the surface without letting up. The immense atmospheric pressure was also something to contend with, and could easily crush an unprotected ship. It was for these reasons that Yavin was chosen as the initial location for disposing of the Imperial Sun Crusher superweapon. However, the Sun Crusher's superstrong hull proved resistant to Yavin's dense atmosphere, and was quite space-worthy when later recovered by Kyp Durron.

Yavin Station orbited the planet and was used for corusca gem "fishing" until it blew apart in 3,956 BBY and crashed on Yavin 22. Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, Baron Orman Tagge constructed Achtnak Turbine Station, hidden within the gas giant, from which he launched TIE attacks on Massassi Station; Achtnak was destroyed by Luke Skywalker. Lando Calrissian later established GemDiver Station in the giant's orbit, for the "fishing" of corusca gems. GemDiver Station was attacked by the forces of the Shadow Academy.

During the Yuuzhan Vong War, the Yuuzhan Vong took Yavin along with the rest of the Yavin system in 26 ABY following the capture of the Jedi Praxeum.

Behind the scenes

The PC game Star Wars: Rebellion mistakenly states that Yavin Prime is in the Sumitra sector.


  • Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire
  • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War
  • Tales of the Jedi: Redemption
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Only seen with PC version or via an Xbox Live download)
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 17"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 19"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 21" (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: X-wing
  • Star Wars Empire: Darklighter
  • Star Wars Empire: The Short, Happy Life of Roons Sewell (Appears in flashback(s))
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron ½
  • Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Empire 13: What Sin Loyalty?
  • Death Star
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars 5: Lo, The Moons of Yavin
  • Star Wars 6: Is This the Final Chapter?
  • Star Wars: Rebellion (Mentioned only)
  • Rebel Force: Renegade
  • Star Wars 7: New Planets, New Perils (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars 8: Eight for Aduba-3 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars 9: Showdown on a Wasteland World
  • Star Wars 10: Behemoth from the World Below
  • Star Wars 11: Star Search (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars 15: Star Duel (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
  • Star Wars 18: The Empire Strikes (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars 25: Siege at Yavin
  • Star Wars 26: Doom Mission
  • Star Wars 27: Return of the Hunter
  • Star Wars 29: Dark Encounter
  • Star Wars Missions 2: Escape from Thyferra (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Missions 4: Destroy the Liquidator
  • Death Star Pirates
  •  Star Wars Galaxies – An Empire Divided
  • Entrenched (Mentioned only)
  • Lucky (Mentioned only)
  • The Glove of Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
  • The Lost City of the Jedi (Mentioned only)
  • Firestorm
  • Dark Apprentice
  • Darksaber
  • Jedi Academy: Leviathan
  • Junior Jedi Knights: The Golden Globe (Mentioned only)
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Lyric's World
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Anakin's Quest
  • Young Jedi Knights
  • Edge of Victory I: Conquest

Non-canon appearances

Yavin, as seen in Empire at War


Notes and references

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


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