For other uses, see Kalpana (disambiguation).

"Now they're making precision strikes. We lost all hands aboard the Huntsman and the Kalpana. I'm sure the 204th was involved in the raid on Beauchen."
―Caern Adan, to IT-O — (audio) Listen (file info)[2]

The Kalpana was a starship that served in the New Republic's fleet during the Galactic Civil War. The entire crew of the vessel were lost during a number of attacks carried out by the Galactic Empire's 204th Imperial Fighter Wing some time after the Battle of Endor[2] in 4 ABY.[3] Caern Adan, an officer in the New Republic Intelligence, listed the loss of the Kalpana's crew among a number of strikes carried out by the 204th since the Battle of Endor in a conversation with an IT-O Interrogation Unit several weeks after the latter battle.[2] The Kalpana shared its name with Skor Kalpana, who was Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic prior to Finis Valorum.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

The Kalpana was mentioned in the 2019 novel Alphabet Squadron, which was written by Alexander Freed.[2] The similarly named Supreme Chancellor Kalpana was first mentioned, indirectly, in the 1999 junior novel Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force, written by Dave Wolverton,[5] and identified in the 2002 reference book The New Essential Guide to Characters, written by Daniel Wallace.[6]


Notes and references[]

  1. The events of Alphabet Squadron, which include the mention of the Kalpana, take place several months after the Battle of Endor, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. The mention must have therefore occurred around 4 ABY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Alphabet Squadron
  3. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  4. Tarkin
  5. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force
  6. The Essential Guide to Characters
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