Falco Lombardi is the first to see the weapon while travelling to meet with Fox McCloud. But when Fox, Falco, ROB 64 and Wolf O'Donnell begin to analyis the weapon, they start to imagine that it cannot be penetrated by standard starship firepower. Wolf then suggests that if the group manage to blind the pilots vision, it could eventually topple over into the lava of Solar, destroying itself. Fox and Falco agree, despite the aggression between them and Wolf.
And so, when the three pilots came to take the Anglar forces out and destroy the weapon, Zoldge sent all his pilots to kill them. But the Anglar garrisons were killed by the small group, and Zoldge decided to face them himself in the finished Solar Satellite. A fierce skirmish began and Zoldge seemed to be winning, until ROB discovered a weakness, and to Zoldge's horror, began tipping it with their fire and melting it in the lava. Zoldge pleaded them to stop, but to no avail. Finally the Satellite began to incinerate with Zoldge supposedly going down with it. His last words were surprisingly calm, as he said, "Hmm, what should I tell his excellency", before burning to death.
- Because of Zoldge's last words being wondering what to say when reporting to the Anglar Emperor, it's likely that the Solar Satellite was piloted via remote control and thus that Zoldge survived.