Imperial Department of Military Research
120 kilometers in diameter
The ultimate weapon in the new order
The peaceful planet of Alderaan
"That's no moon...it's a space station." The Death Star was supposed to be the Empires ultimate weapon in crushing the last remnants of the Rebellion. The massive space station was capable of destroying a planet with a single blast from its superlaser. During a full-scale Rebel assault, however, this technological terror was ultimately no match for the power of the Force!
Points of Interest:
The design for this representation of the Death Star allows the superlaser to change from normal (empty) to active (green) when twisting the station around.
Photography by Dan Curto