The astromech socket, also known as the astromech slot, droid slot, or droid socket, was a component of some starships, usually snub-fighters, where an astromech droid could be attached externally to provide piloting assistance via a computer interface within the socket, and to provide maintenance to the vessel when required.
Astromech sockets were typically present near a ship's core mechanical compartment, namely the engines, of which could be in close proximity to the socket for maintenance accessibility.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Since the astromech socket can be seen in all instances of a starship equipped with an astromech, this list refers to specific references to the term.
- Thrawn: Alliances
- Star Wars Rebels – "Rebel Assault"
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- "Sparks"—From a Certain Point of View
- The Weapon of a Jedi, Part 1
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back junior novelization
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi junior novelization
- Before the Awakening
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel
- Poe Dameron 28 (Appears in flashback(s))
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (First identified as Astromech socket)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 13 (Databank A-Z: Poe Dameron–Delta 7-B)
- Star Wars: Build Your Own R2-D2 3 (Droid Directory: R2-series Astromech Droids, Part 2)
- Star Wars: Build Your Own R2-D2 6 (Droid Directory: EGL Power Droids) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition – Resistance Conversion Kit (Card: ) (Reissued in T-70 X-Wing Expansion Pack, Heralds of Hope Squadron Pack)
- Star Wars: Build Your Own X-Wing 1 (Build the X-Wing: Cockpit Canopy, Cannon, and Astromech Droid (R2-D2))
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 71 (Helmets: General Merrick)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 76 (Databank A-Z: Xev Xrexus–Yavin 4) (First identified as droid slot)
- Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition – Delta-7 Aethersprite Expansion Pack (Card: ) (Reissued in Guardians of the Republic Squadron Pack)
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 79 (Helmets: In Pictures)