Spacetroopers were stormtroopers equipped to operate in Zero-G environments. They wore a variant of the stormtrooper armor fitted with a rebreather pack. They wielded both an E-11 blaster rifle and a specialized heavy blaster. Spacetroopers were notably used to patrol the outside of the Death Star, a moon-sized battle station. During the construction of the first Death Star, Space troopers were used for security on the outside of the station.
Behind the scenesEdit
Two spacetroopers appeared unidentified in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. They were both played by ILM's Joe Johnston using a split screen technique because there was only one suit available on the day of filming, the other having been stolen. They were identified as Spacetroopers at Celebration Anaheim.
They were originally set to appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, going as far as building a full costume used during the promotional photoshoot. However, they were replaced by normal stormtroopers in the space sequences, where it was planned they would be used, in the final film.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)