Wookieepedia
Advertisement
Wookieepedia
This article covers the Canon version of this subject.  Click here for Wookieepedia's article on the Legends version of this subject. 
For other uses, see Aurora (disambiguation).

The Aurora was a specialized refueling tanker utilized by the Confederacy of Independent Systems' naval forces during the Clone Wars against the Galactic Republic. It possessed a series of oval-shaped fuel storage tanks, which were separated from each other by several hangar bays. From these bays, Separatist star frigates were able to dock with the tanker and gain fuel.[1]

At some point during the war, the Aurora became targeted in a mock attack by a squadron of Republic Venator-class Star Destroyers in an attempt to draw out the battleship known as the Starcrusher. However, before the Republic could force the Starcrusher into battle, the Aurora was able to flee from the star system and the Star Destroyers.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Aurora was first mentioned in the current Star Wars canon in the thirty-fourth issue of De Agostini's Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon magazine,[1] published around August 26, 2015.[2] In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the Aurora was introduced in The Clone Wars: The Starcrusher Trap, the sixth installment of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars graphic novellas, which was authored by Mike W. Barr, illustrated by the Fillbach Brothers, and published by Dark Horse Comics[3] on July 27, 2011.[4]

Sources[]

Notes and references[]

Advertisement