In order to destroy Death Star II, the Rebel Alliance developed a two-pronged strategy: Han Solo and his strike team would destroy the superweapon’s shield generator on Endor, while Lando Calrissian, piloting the Millennium Falcon, would lead an aerial assault.
How much bigger was the second Death Star?
The Death Star II was the second Death Star battlestation to be constructed by the Galactic Empire. It was significantly larger than its predecessor, measuring over 160 kilometers in diameter, and was built after the destruction of the first Death Star at the Battle of Yavin.
How many people died on the second Death Star?
According to this link (which cites canon sources): The crew of the second Death Star is 485,560. And if I’m reading this correctly: The Death Star Technical Companion (PDF) states the crew is 265,675 AND puts the passengers at 607,360!
Who blew up the Death Star 2?
Combined with the deaths of Emperor Sheev Palpatine and his apprentice, the Sith Lord Darth Vader, the destruction of the second Death Star was a significant defeat for the Empire. Within a year, the fractured Empire formally surrendered to the Rebellion’s recently introduced government, the New Republic.
Why did the second Death Star have a hole?
Death Star II had no easily exploitable flaws. The only flaw in the whole thing was the Emperor’s plan, he underestimated the Rebel Alliance, and because he is plan called for the Death Star II to appear vulnerable by visibly not being finished, the Rebels were able to exploit that and directly fly to the core. Jan 4, 2017