Imperial construction modules[4] (or construction spheres)[5] were large-scale space stations that the Galactic Empire used during building projects. Such modules were equipped with several crane arms[6] and contained all data, materials, and plans related to the development of a given project.[4] The Command Center built by the Empire in the capital of the planet Lothal was of the same design as those construction modules,[5] as was Yarma's Reklam Station.[3]

Several construction spheres were used to support the construction of the Death Star in the orbit of the planet Geonosis.[7] Eventually, the Death Star was moved to another location.[8] In the third year before the Battle of Yavin[9] those spheres orbiting Geonosis were discovered by the rebellion, a network of cells that sought to overthrow the Empire. Consequently, the rebel crew of the Ghost was dispatched there to retrieve the sphere's databanks, which could provide information on whatever the Empire was building at Geonosis. That module, however, had been inactive for some time, and the rebels had fallen into an Imperial trap; as soon as they entered the base, the freedom fighters were ambushed by Agent Kallus of the Imperial Security Bureau and several squads of stormtroopers.[1]

Grand Admiral Thrawn employed construction modules above Lothal along with his Seventh Fleet, in order to oversee his mining operations there. Hera Syndulla of the Spectres was able to break through the blockade of Lothal by launching into hyperspace through the hangar of a construction module, destroying docked starships and damaging the station.[2]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Honorable Ones"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Kindred"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 StarWars-DatabankII Imperial Construction Module in the Databank (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 SWCustom-2011 The Honorable Ones Trivia Gallery on
  6. SWCustom-2011 The Honorable Ones Concept Art Gallery on
  7. SWCustom-2011 Rebels Recon: Inside "The Honorable Ones" on
  8. Tarkin
  9. The events of this article take place in or after "A Princess on Lothal," which is the first known episode to take place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that this event takes place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.
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