|DSS-02 shield generator|
|Usage and history|
A DSS-02 shield generator was produced by Kuat Drive Yards.[source?] The Galactic Empire used a generator to protect a supply hub on the Jade Moon. The Rebel Alliance's Rogue Squadron destroyed it to raid the hub. The Empire also also used one to protect prisons on Kessel. The Rebels were able raid the prisons after the generator was disabled. The Weapons Research Facility on Fest was also destroyed by Rogue Squadron after its DSS-2 generator was destroyed.
One such generator was used by the Rebel Alliance to protect a portion of the ice-planet Hoth during the Battle of Hoth. This generator was powered by the base's main reactors, which were stolen from a derelict Praetor-class Star Battlecruiser.
The shield was strong enough to withstand bombardment from an Executor-class Star Dreadnought and a flotilla of Imperial-class Star Destroyers. It was largely because of this as well as Admiral Ozzel's tactical blunder that the Empire was forced to land on the planet and do a ground battle against the Rebels.
In addition, because of the shield generator's strategic importance to the Rebels, the area surrounding it was also heavily fortified with troops, turrets, troop centers, mech factories, heavy weapons factories, and others.
Behind the scenesEdit
The DSS-02 shield generator first appeared in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The advanced blaster upgrade may be found in the remains of the Rebel shield generator in the 2001 video game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader.
Besides its appearance in the "Battlefield Hoth" mission of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, the DSS-02 shield generator, or at least a similar shield generator in appearance, appeared in the mission "Defenders of Ralltiir" that was created by Ralltiir scientists sympathetic to the Rebel Alliance, which also acted as the only thing preventing the Imperials from capturing them immediately. According to the audio commentary, they reused the design for the DSS-02 shield generator from Rouge Leader for the mission in Rebel Strike.
- Star Wars: Empire at War
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
- Star Wars: Force Commander
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- Rogue Squadron: Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 138 (SHI6, Deflector Shields)
- "Star Wars: The Card Game - The Search for Skywalker" (Card: Echo Base Shield Generator)