Operation: Glowrod was the codename for the extragalactic expedition mounted by the Galactic Republic, specifically the Extragalactic Society, shortly after the outbreak of the Clone Wars in 21 BBY. Because of the 60 % cut of all General Ministry Institutes (Which ExGal was a part of), the expedition was funded by several government officials, including Senators Bail Organa of Alderaan, Riyo Chuchi of Pantora, and Grebleips of Brodo Asogi. The expedition was carried out by one Laraga class and two Oberth class starships.