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"Offensive Systems: Blaster cannons are the primary weapon system of most starships, and can be fired continuously. However, targets equipped with ray shielding cannot be damaged by blaster fire–these targets pulse blue when hit. Secondary weapons must be used against such targets. Missile launchers are a common secondary weapon system. Missile targets can be designated (or “painted”) by a ship’s target lock-on system, allowing multiple missiles to be fired at different targets simultaneously. With enough investment, it is possible to equip starships with powerful proton torpedo launchers.
Defensive Systems: Shields are a ship’s first line of defense against damage. When upgraded with a regenerator, shields gradually repair themselves over time as long as the SHIP’S BLASTER CANNONS AREN’T FIRING. Ion cannon blasts–identifiable by their distinctive blue energy trails–can temporarily disable shield systems on impact, so it is critical to avoid them.
―In-game Codex (Game Rules)[src]

Space Combat is a game system that allows players to enjoy space battles like in the Star Wars movies. It's a minigame that is accessible via the Galaxy Map and is there for players who want to do something different than battling on the ground.

Following the end of the Great Galactic War, Space Battles between the Republic and Sith Empire and various third parties continued across the galaxy despite the Treaty of Coruscant.[1] In addition, there are missions available that involve the completion of several space battles. These missions occasionally provide upgrades for the ship.


Space Combat missions can be faction-based scenarios or more independent encounters. Amid the large-scale space battles between the Republic and Empire, the objective may be to destroy an enemy battle cruiser. In areas where space travel is particularly risky, the goal may be escort a friendly shuttle to safety.

In Space Combat, the player controls his/her ship in a linear fashion through the whole battle. This game approach is sometimes called a "tube shooter" or "rail shooter." Gameplay setup starts the player's ship at the beginning of the scenario, moving directly towards the objective. The player must maneuver the ship through obstacles and destroy enemies as they intersect this track. Mission difficulty and complexity will escalate with the player's level advancement, and the stakes will also increase. A player will be able to upgrade his/her ship with new weapons, armor, shields, etc. These upgrades are only for Space Combat and are not visible in the core game; however, other rewards from Space Combat may be useful for other aspects of the game.[2]

List of Space Battles

The space battles available are listed below. The fuel cost (credits) for each mission changes depending on where the player currently is. The number of Commendations represent the award given after completion.

Sith Empire Icon Sith Empire Sith Empire Icon

Name Level Credits Duration Commendations
Jabiim Escort 12 330 3:17 1
Saleucami Fleet Action 12 330 4:31 1
Cartel Listening Station 12 330 6:28 1
Nez Peron Sweep 20 645 4:00 1
Sarapin Assault 20 645 4:30 1
Taspan Ambush 28 1413 3:25 1
Ezran Outpost 28 1413 6:26 1
Skaross Fortification 34 2227 5:05 3
Mugaar Ice Field 34 2227 4:33 3
Sullust Interception 40 3247 4:01 3
Polith Minefield 40 3247 7:54 3
Aeten Defense 44 4020 5:14 5
Clouds of Vondoru 44 4020 4:33 5
Ascendancy Barrier 48 4905 7:55 5

Galactic Republic Icon Galactic Republic Galactic Republic Icon

Name Level Credits Duration Commendations
Fondor Escort 12 330 N/A 1
Javaal Fleet Action 12 330 N/A 1
Balosar Outpost 12 330 N/A 1
Archenar Interception 20 645 N/A 1
Makem Te Assault 20 645 N/A 1
Syvris Evacuation 28 1413 N/A 1
Llanic Station Strike 28 1413 N/A 1
Pakuuni Defense 34 2227 N/A 3
Kovor Ice Field 34 2227 N/A 3
Hydian Way Blockade 40 3247 N/A 3
Drexel Sweep 40 3247 N/A 3
Kalee Fortification 44 4020 N/A 5
Zosha Advance 44 4020 N/A 5
Impossible Sector 48 4905 N/A 5

Space Combat Missions

Space combat can be fought in space battle zones, either by simply flying there, or in the context of space combat missions (which consist of fighting one or more space battles, with additional payout for completing all of them). The rewards for completing either are credits, space combat commendations, and experience points.

Republic missions

Operation Midnight Freedom

[15] Space Combat: Fondor Escort

Operation Searing Light

[15] Space Combat: Javaal Fleet Action
[15] Space Combat: Balosar Outpost

Operation Noble Gambit

[20] Space Combat: Archenar Interception
[20] Space Combat: Makem Te Assault

Operation Ardent Wave

[28] Space Combat: Syvris Evacuation
[28] Space Combat: Llanic Station Strike (Hard version of Balosar Outpost)

Operation Glory Cyclone

[34] Space Combat: Pakuuni Defense
[34] Space Combat: Kovor Ice Field (Hard version of Javaal Fleet Action)

Operation Sunder Zero

[40] Space Combat: Hydian Way Blockade
[40] Space Combat: Drexel Sweep (Hard version of Archenar Interception)

Operation Grand Nova

[44] Space Combat: Kalee Fortification (Hard version of Pakuuni Defense)
[44] Space Combat: Zosha Advance (Hard version of Makem Te Assault)

Operation New Eclipse

[48] Space Combat: Impossible Sector (Hard version of Hydian Way Blockade)

Empire missions

Operation Silent Roar

[15] Space Combat: Jabiim Escort

Operation Echo Quake

[15] Space Combat: Cartel Listening Station
[15] Space Combat: Saleucami Fleet Action

Operation Eternal Domain

[20] Space Combat: Nez Peron Sweep
[20] Space Combat: Sarapin Assault

Operation Molten Splinter

[28] Space Combat: Taspan Ambush
[28] Space Combat: Ezran Outpost (Hard version of Cartel Listening Station)

Operation Rising Fury

[34] Space Combat: Skaross Fortification
[34] Space Combat: Mugaar Ice Field (Hard version of Saleucami Fleet Action)

Operation Sweeping Menace

[40] Space Combat: Polith Minefield
[40] Space Combat: Sullust Interception (Hard version of Nez Peron Sweep)

Operation Raging Dawn

[44] Space Combat: Aeten Defense (Hard version of Skaross Fortification)
[44] Space Combat: Clouds of Vondoru (Hard version of Sarapin Assault)
[48] Space Combat: Ascendancy Barrier (Hard version of Polith Minefield)

Operation Ascendant Pride [48] Space Combat: Ascendancy Barrier (Hard version of Polith Minefield)

Space Combat Gameplay

Starship Controls

  • Move your mouse to steer your starship.
  • Left-click the mouse to fire blasters. You can hold down for continuous fire, however, while firing your shields do not regenerate.
  • Right-click the mouse to fire torpedoes. You can hold down the right mouse button and swipe across up to 4 targets to multi-select targets for your torpedoes. You will see the color of the targets focus indicator change when they are selected, then release the mouse button to fire the torpedoes.

Starship Gear

As you progress through the space combat missions, the difficulty increases and you will want to upgrade the equipement for your Starship by acquiring Starship Upgrades.


You can earn achievements and titles from participating in space combat. You earn Flyboy or Flygirl, depending on character gender, from participating in your first space combat mission. For others see Space Combat Titles.




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