For other uses, see Yunkor.

Yunkor IX was an astronomical object[3] in the Yunkor system,[1] a part of the Jjannex sector[2] in the Western Reaches portion of the Outer Rim Territories.[1] During the reign of the Galactic Empire, a TIE staging area was located near the astronomical object. It was used to resupply battle-depleted Imperial forces and nearby capital ships.[3]

At some point between 1 ABY and 2 ABY,[4] Lieutenant Keyan Farlander, a rebel pilot, was dispatched to the staging area in a B-wing starfighter in order to destroy the cargo containers and parked TIE starfighters there. Farlander destroyed all of his targets before jumping into hyperspace.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Yunkor IX was first mentioned in the Tour of Duty: B-Wing expansion to Totally Games' video game Star Wars: X-Wing, both released in 1993.[5] The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Yunkor system, and therefore Yunkor IX, in grid square K-19.[1]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for Yunkor system
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Yunkor system
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM: The Official Strategy Guide
  4. The New Essential Chronology establishes that Operation Ram's Head took place "over the next year," approximately one year after the Battle of Yavin, which the book places in 0 BBY. Thus, Operation Ram's Head must take place between 1 ABY and 2 ABY. As Star Wars: X-Wing Tour of Duty: B-Wing takes place afterward and before the Rebel Alliance established Echo Base on Hoth, which The New Essential Chronology places between 2 ABY and 3 ABY, the events of the game, including the attack on a TIE staging area, must take place between 1 ABY at the earliest and 2 ABY at the latest.
  5. Star Wars: X-Wing Tour of Duty: B-Wing