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SWTOR Kanz Minefield and New Cov Asteroid Field space missions guide

SWTOR Kanz Minefield and New Cov Asteroid Field space missions guide for SWTOR patch 1.6. Kanz Minefield (Empire) and New Cov Asteroid Field (Republic) are two new space missions introduced with Patch 1.6 and may require players to have some Grade 7 spaceship parts to complete it.

Quick Facts

  • Length: 5m 32s
  • Bonus: Eliminate the Enemy Frigates (Destroy 2 enemy frigates), No Pilot Stands A Chance (Destroy 1 Jedi Ship), Annihilate the Enemy (Destroy 80 enemy fighters)
  • Recommended Upgrades: Electronic Warfare Pod (EWP) is required for survival when attacking the satellite hard point. Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is recommended to help destroy the Satellite Hardpoint and the surrounding shield generators.Grade 7 parts is highly recommended. If you don’t want to shell out the cartel coins/grind for comms, you should at least get the Improved Power Conversion Module from the fleet vendor for 300k credits.


First time 20 Fleet Commendations
Repeat 1616 credits
(Emp) Operation: Kanz Minefield
(Rep) Operation: New Cov Asteroid Field
(Reset on Wednesday)
7175 credits, 2 Black Hole, 40 Fleet, 5 Daily Commendations

Video Guide (Kanz Minefield)

The Republic version, New Cov Asteroid Field, is largely identical except the enemies are switched around.


Written Walkthrough

  • Destroy Defense Clusters 0/4
  • Destroy Minelayer 0/1
  • Destroy the Satellite Hardpoint

5m 22s, You will get in blaster range of the first Defense Cluster. One missile per target + blaster fire should be enough to destroy it if you are using Grade 7 parts. You probably won’t take out the first cluster on the first pass but that is alright.


5m 05s You will get in blaster and missile range of the Minelayer. Fire on targets from the back of the minelayer to the front and spread your missiles over the targets. This will allow you to destroy the Minelayer in one pass. If you don’t do it with one pass, you will get another opportunity later on.After passing the minelayer, you will get some shots at the 2nd defense cluster.


4m 32s If you didn’t get a chance to finish off the first cluster, here is your opportunity.


4m 13s There is a frigate here that I like to unload my blaster fire/missiles. This make it easier to destroy it later on so that it doesn’t damage me when I am vulnerable at later parts of the mission.At 3m 34s, this frigate will reappear to harass you and you will get an opportunity to destroy it.


4m Here is the 3rd defense cluster, you can pretty much destroy it in one pass.


3m 09s, You are approaching the Satellite Hardpoint. You cannot damage the satellite unless you take out the shield generators nearby. In addition, there are swarms of enemy ships near the satellite that will eat your shield in seconds. For this reason, I recommend poping EWP here to make yourself immune for 15 seconds so you can use full blaster power on the shield generators. You can also time your EMP to go off near the satellite to take out any remaining shield generators or save it for 1m 51s mark to use it directly on the satellite after all the shield generators are down.

Immediately after passing the satellite is the 2nd defense cluster you encountered in 5m 05s that you can finish off. 


2m 25s Here, you will encounter the final defense cluster.You will get to take some peashots at it but don’t expect to destroy it on this pass. After the defense cluster, you will make a second pass at the satellite. Destroy any remaining shield generators first and then unload on the satellite.


2m Immediately after passing the satellite (hopefully half health by now), you will encounter the enemy Jedi/Sith ship with 3 escorts. You will take quite a bit of damage from them  so it is recommended to put full power on shields if you are low.


1m 51s This is your 3rd pass at the satellite. This is a good opportunity to use your EMP here as you will be passing very close to the satellite.


1m 12s Here is your chance to destroy the 4th defense cluster.


20s Your 4th and final pass at the satellite. Full power to blasters and unload everything you got!

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

9 replies on “SWTOR Kanz Minefield and New Cov Asteroid Field space missions guide”

is this mission bugged too? its acting like the mine layer has infinite shields and won’t drop and i have completed that part previously with no problem but today it doesnt want to go down.

There was a thread I found on the official SWTOR forums that basically says to replace your rank 7 Blast Condenser. I popped in a rank 5 and I’m mowing through enemy fighters like they’re tissue paper.

I am just wondering, was this ever fixed from 1.7.3? It’s been awhile
since I played these but I used to never have issues finishing it when
it first came out, but now the last part is impossible since the hard
point takes little to no damage. Would be nice if it had a health bar,
since there’s no way in telling if it’s taking damage or not at this

Seems like ship lasers, at least at level 7 have been reduced in damage, all missions this week will be much tougher, some impossible.

So I’ve come to realize the grade 7 beam generator dropped from 10 blasts per second to 6 so yes the grade 5 is an upgrade being that it fires 9 bolts per second, until they fix it.

Actually found this the easiest heroic space mission so far. Only one I’ve nailed on the first try (though it was close-almost didn’t kill the satellite).

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