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Death Star I
Death Star
Production information
Manufacturer
Model

DS-Orbital Battle Station

Class

Deep-space mobile battlestation

Technical specifications
Length

100,000 m

Width

100,000 m

Height/depth

100,000 m

MGLT

10 MGLT

Engine unit(s)

30-5 sublight engines (2)

Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 4.0[1]
  • Class 20.0 (backup)
Hyperdrive system

SSP06 hyperdrive generators (123)

Power plant

SFS-CR27200 hypermatter reactor

Hull

Quadanium steel

Armament
Docking bays
Crew
Cargo capacity

Over 1 million kilotons[4]

Consumables

3 years[4]

Other systems
Usage
Role(s)
Affiliation

Galactic Empire

Constructed

c. 3 BBY

Destroyed

0 BBY/ABY

Commander(s)
Points of interest
"This station is now the ultimate power in the universe. I suggest we use it."
Admiral Motti[src]

The DS-Orbital Battle Station, better known as the Death Star or Death Star I, and known to the public as the Imperial Planetary Ore Extractor by the propaganda department, was a massive Imperial battlestation/superweapon with a diameter of 120 kilometers designed to enforce law and order throughout the Empire with the threat of planetary destruction. The Death Star was destroyed by Luke Skywalker during the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY.


HistoryEdit

Imperial constructionEdit

"I guess this explains what the Empire wants with all those Wookiee slaves, the scum you’d usually find in an Imperial prison couldn’t build that monster. Not in a thousand years."
Ben Kenobi upon seeing the Death Star for the first time[src]

Even before the Death Star became fully operational, its detention blocks began to fill with detainees. Political troublemakers, Rebel insurgents, and dangerous pirate forces, as well as myriad other enemies of the Empire, were made to quietly "disappear" from public view within the enormous prisons of the incomplete battle station.







Notes and referencesEdit

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  4. 4.0 4.1 Death Star Owner's Technical Manual