I love my Death Star. There is nothing more thrilling than pulverizing a planet and feeling the inhabitants screaming out in terror.
However, my Death Star seems to have developed a case of Kessler Syndrome. Fragments of the planets, moons, and ships that we have destroyed get pulled into orbit around our space station. They crash into each other, breaking up into smaller pieces, and forming a debris field.
This has caused problems with our fully armed and operational battlestation. Wreckage has damaged portions of the base's superstructure. Several TIE fighters sent out on patrol have been lost by collisions with debris. And every time a dignitary visits on a shuttlecraft, I cross my bionic fingers that they arrive and depart safely. I am so frustrated that I feel like strangling an admiral.
What can be done to rid my moon-sized fortress of this pitiful problem?
There are a large number of queries regarding the Kessler Syndrome. While this one's clever, does it really ask anything substantially different from several of the other "how do I deal with junk clouds around a space body" questions? – elemtilas
Those existing questions reject answers based in science fiction. This means that there would be no place anywhere for answers based on tractor beams, shield generators, or other sci-fi technologies. Most of the answers already submitted to this question would have no place, anywhere. That's why this question is necessary.
I totally understand the concern about opening up an endless variety of similar questions. There's little to be gained by having a different question for each sci-fi franchise. The Star Wars universe is rich enough that most concepts found in other franchises have a solution in its universe as well. In other words, had the question been already posted in the context of Star Trek, then this question would have been a duplicate of that, as the answers would be substantially the same. Therefore, one question for sci-fi based answers is sufficient.