Planetary Interaction, this is when you gain resources from planets and extract them to sell on the market or use for advance production. Common Commodities that use PI, Tech II Components, POS Fuel, Nanite Repair Paste, and Building Towers.
To engage in Planetary Interaction you will need some skills that are not trainable on trial accounts, purchase a Command Center from the market and set it up on your chosen planet.
These skills are all under their own heading of Planet Management.
The prerequisite that is highly suggested for this process is Science IV.
- Remote Sensing
- -- The ability to gather and analyze remote sensing data from satellites in orbit around a planet and to produce proper calibrated surveys.
- -- Prerequisite: Science III
- Command Center Upgrades
- --Each rank in this skill improves the quality of command facility available to you, in turn allowing for a greater number of connected facilities on that planet. Cannot be trained on Trial Accounts.
- Interplanetary Consolidation
- -- For each rank in this skill, you may install a command center on one additional planet, to a maximum of 6 planets. You can have only one command center per planet. Cannot be trained on Trial Accounts.
- -- The understanding of planet evolution allowing you to better interpret data from scans of planets for resources. Cannot be trained on trial accounts.
- -- Prerequisite: Science IV, Remote Sensing III
- Advanced Planetology
- -- The advanced understanding of planet evolution allowing you to interpret data from scans of planets for resources at much higher resolutions.Cannot be trained on trial accounts.
- -- Prerequisite: Planetology IV, Remote Sensing III, Science IV
Recommended Skill Levels
- Remote Sensing IV
- Command Center V
- Interplanetary Consolidation V
- Planetology IV
- Advanced Planetology IV
For more details, see Planets
Planets come in different varieties, and each planet provides five resources. There are currently 8 resource rich planet types in EVE and one Shattered which does not have any resources available.