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A map of the galaxy showing the major routes

A hyperlane, also known as a hyperroute, hyperway, hyperspace route, hyperspace lane, spacelane, or trade route, was an area of space that had been deemed safe for hyperspace travel. The largest were known as super-hyperroutes.


Hyperlanes were routes through space in which a spaceship could safely travel without colliding with a body in space, or some other phenomena such as a black hole.[1] There were about eight major routes in the galaxy, with hundreds of secondary routes and thousands of minor ones. Scouting new hyperspace routes was an incredibly dangerous task for an explorer.

In many parts of the galaxy hyperlanes also involved periodic re-entry into realspace. This was so as to manually maneuver the ship towards the next hyper-point. It was in these spots that pirate raids were common. The Galactic Empire and other governments often sought to lessen this threat by constructing deep-space platforms at hyper-points. Mine fields and probe droids[2] were also deployed.

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Major routes

  • Hydian Way, the only hyperlane that crossed the entire galaxy.
  • Corellian Run - Starting at Coruscant, this hyperroute looped around the Deep Core, went through Corellia, and continued on to pass through Tatooine before terminating near the distant Outer Rim world of Rothana.



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