- "This station is now the ultimate power in the universe!"
- ―Conan Antonio Motti
Project Stardust, also known as the Death Star project, was the project that saw the construction of the superweapon known as the first Death Star, enforced by the Galactic Empire. During the Clone Wars, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine set up the Death Star project secretly under the Galactic Republic, and only a handful of individuals knew about it, including Orson Krennic, who was determined to develop the weapon before the Republic's enemies could.
During the Battle of Geonosis, the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus was given the Death Star plans by Poggle the Lesser, designed by Geonosian weaponsmiths. He then took the plans with him to Coruscant to give to his Master Darth Sidious.
Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star plans, with the efforts of Rogue One. The plans were themselves code-named Stardust, allowing Jyn Erso to recognize them on Scarif, as "Stardust" had been her father Galen's nickname for her.
After the battle, the plans were sent to Princess Leia Organa aboard the Tantive IV. As the plans were sent across the galaxy, they ultimately made it to the moon Yavin 4 where a weakness in the form of an exhaust port was discovered, leading Luke Skywalker to destroy the superweapon.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 5: The Chosen One, Part V (Indirect mention only)
- Darth Vader Annual 2: Technological Terror (First identified as Project Stardust)
- Thrawn, Part II (Indirect mention only)
- Thrawn, Part VI (Appears through imagination)
- Star Wars Rebels – "The Honorable Ones" (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Rebels – "Ghosts of Geonosis" (Indirect mention only)
- Thrawn: Alliances (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Rebels – "Jedi Night" (Indirect mention only)
- Thrawn: Treason
- "Crossing the Line"—Star Wars Animation-Magazine 4 (Indirect mention only)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
- Star Wars: Rogue One: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: Rogue One Graphic Novel Adaptation
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- (First identified as Death Star project)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Tarkin
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ Darth Vader Annual 2: Technological Terror
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Jedi Night"
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope