Probes and Satellites

In choosing which probes and satellites to pack, you should give careful consideration to the types of data you'll need to make intelligent decisions on your new planet. The starship itself can provide enough basic survey data about topography, chemistry, and geology for your Al to determine the best possible landing site. Satellites and probes provide more information than the starship can, however, and will enable you to make an even more informed decision as to the landing site....

Research Topics

Research is necessary to advance your civilization and survive. In real life, you may be researching toward a specific goal, or you may be doing pure research to see what you can learn. If you wish to pursue a specific goal in Outpost, you should deduce what types of research would logically lead you toward that goal. The following research topic connections may give you more information than you want to know about the structure of the research tree. Also note that Surface Hot Labs must be...