- "There will be no extraction. You find him? You kill him…then and there."
- ―Davits Draven, to Cassian Andor
Operation Fracture referred to the operation undertaken by the Alliance to Restore the Republic to extract scientist Galen Erso so he could testify to the Imperial Senate regarding the existence of a planet-destroying superweapon. However, before the mission began, the objectives were changed to assassinate Erso instead.
General Airen Cracken had given Captain Cassian Andor a mission to uncover why the Galactic Empire was secretly shipping Kyber crystals. Andor's mission lead him to the Ring of Kafrene, where he learned about a Imperial cargo pilot named Bodhi Rook, who had defected to Jedha with a message from scientist Galen Erso regarding an Imperial supeweapon.
After Andor contacted the Rebel Alliance with this information about Erso, Davits Draven approved a mission to send Sergeant Ruescott Melshi and his Extraction Team Bravo to Wobani to retrieve Galen's daughter Jyn from a labor camp. Jyn was freed and returned to Base One, where she was debriefed. Draven was suspicious of Jyn, calling her a petty criminal and rebel deserter, and did not want her to be involved in Operation Fracture. His concerns were overridden by Chancellor Mon Mothma, who felt that Jyn was the only one who could identify Galen, and pointed out that her crimes were always against Imperial forces or other criminals, not the public.
Captain Andor's orders, as issued by General Draven:
- Escort Jyn Erso to Jedha and accompany her to the Holy City.
- Contact Saw Gerrera's militia, with Erso's cooperation.
- Locate Imperial defector Bodhi Rook
- Discover the location of Galen Erso from Rook or Gerrera, then contact Base One if possible.
- Find and identify Galen Erso (confirm with Jyn Erso or Bodhi Rook).
- Extract Galen Erso and return to Base One, along with research about the superweapon. Erso must return alive so he can testify to the Imperial Senate.
- Observe Kyber crystal mining and transportation operations on Jedha for possible sabotage missions.
- Gather intelligence about Gerrera's militia, operations, facilities, and how the local population feel about Gerrera's Partisans.
- Gather information about the Imperial superweapon test.
Behind the scenesEdit
Operation Fracture first appeared in the 2016 Star Wars anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and was later identified in the Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier reference book written by Jason Fry.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
- Star Wars: Rogue One: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: Rogue One Graphic Novel Adaptation
- Rogue One Adaptation 1 (Mentioned only)
- Rogue One Adaptation 2
- Rogue One Adaptation 3
- Rogue One Adaptation 4
- Doctor Aphra 3: Aphra, Part III (Indirect mention only)
- Doctor Aphra 4: Aphra, Part IV (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier (First identified as Operation Fracture)
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy From A To Z
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.51 1.52 1.53 1.54 1.55 1.56 1.57 1.58 1.59 1.60 1.61 1.62 1.63 1.64 1.65 1.66 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ The novel Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel reveals that the Ryloth insurgency began in 19 BBY and didn't end until 5 ABY as revealed in Aftermath: Life Debt
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 This event takes place during Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Rogue One in 0 BBY.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
- ↑ 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier
- ↑ Doctor Aphra 4: Aphra, Part IV
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Grounded"—From a Certain Point of View
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide