The planet was initially surveyed during the time of the Old Republic. While the second planet of the system, Kira II—designated Kira Prime, was deemed worthy of further development, Kira I was classified as uninhabitable.
When a follow-up survey was conducted several years later, Kira I, as well as Kira II and Kira III, had been destroyed by an unknown cataclysm. The remnants of the three planets formed an unstable asteroid belt, which inherited the name Kira Prime.
- Twin Stars of Kira (First appearance)