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"Get the engines warmed up!"
Han Solo, to Chewbacca[src]

A mechanic working on the engine of a landspeeder

An engine, drive, or thruster, was a machine specially designed to propel vehicles through the gravity of a planet, navigate the vacuum of space or launch a spaceship into hyperspace for interstellar voyage.

The technologies of engines that allowed this three categories of advanced travel to exist were:

  • Repulsorlift (For use in the nearby of a gravitational force and near-orbit planetary travel)
  • Sublight drive (For extended operations in System space or Deep space)
  • Hyperdrive (For interplanetary and interstellar travels)
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