- "What would anybody want with that nasty chunk of rock?"
"Precisely what Alliance HQ wants to know, little chum. A fully-operational Imperial base — in the middle of nowhere, a modest eternity from the nearest line of conflict. What are those grub-weasels up to?"
- ―Alliance operatives
During the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Empire established an asteroid base to construct their collector-repulsor array. The facility contained production lines for repulsorlift motors and a scanning bowl, recreation and living quarters for the base personnel, and a secure laboratory.