RX-48 was an RX-Series pilot droid with a masculine programming. He once piloted pleasure liners for the Galactic Tourist Bureau, until he accidentally crashed a tour bus into a space station. At some other point, he also worked for Jabba Desilijic Tiure, a Hutt crime lord based on Tatooine.
Around 18 BBY, RX-48 was free from service to a master, and offered his skills for hire—marketing himself as "the cheapest of the best." That year, he was hired by Visler Korda, a disgraced Imperial officer, to pilot the stolen prototype scout ship Star Herald to the Xala system.
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Cold (First appearance)