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In the Rebels series, the hyperspace-capable creatures known as the purrgil were known to grab smaller starships and drag them through hyperspace with them. That might not be the best example for you, though, since it's a creature and not a mechanical starship. The Carrack-class cruiser is a light cruiser used by the Empire. It was too small to have a ...


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In episode 2, Obiwan throws a tracking device onto Slave 1 (as shown in this clip on youtube), enabling him to follow it to another system. So we have a Canon example of something that is small relative to the ship it is attached to being carried through hyperspace without the ship needing to be aware. To engage in a little bit of speculation (because I don'...


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In Legends, it is clear that any object fixed to the side of a ship that jumps to hyperspace is carried along with it (potentially without that ship's knowledge). For instance, there are several examples in the X-Wing novel Wraith Squadron: The pocket carrier Night Caller ends up carrying a number of TIE fighters (which have no hyperdrives of their own) by ...


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Supplementary answer (to a comment by @Loren Pechtel, but relevant overall): Actually, both sonar and radar detect more than just the cross-section of the target — they detect the difference in range over the cross-section of their angular resolution, which is precisely how one can use side-scan sonar to map a river bottom in one pass. However, it is true ...


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There appears to be five elements to Han's plan that prevent the detection of the Falcon. The ship is shut down and not emitting any electromagnetic radiation that might give them away. Inside the Falcon’s cockpit all was quiet. Han Solo had stopped his ship and shut down all systems so quickly that even the customarily talkative See Threepio was silent. ...


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