An accelerator gate was one component of the type of projectile cannon that was primarily found within the garbage launchers on the ecumenopolis of Coruscant. It was through these gates that all of the non-recyclable garbage that the planet generated, stuffed into massive sealed capsules, was shot out of the gravity well and typically sent either into orbit or to impact on one of the capital world's four moons. Squatters sometimes blocked accelerator gates with their impromptu housing; one such incident caused a misfire, which killed everyone living inside the gate and several others around the area.