Exploration and Survival
Many kind of natural resources can be found from the planet. Carbon-based life that has existed there for hundreds of millions of years has created deposits of organic natural resources and even oil can be found and drilled from below the surface. However, the explorers will occasionally bump into alien lifeforms that live on the planet and they can be troublesome sometimes.
If the colonists can’t find or produce the necessary items they need, they can buy them from the Interplanetary Exchange. Funding for the purchases is also available from the Interplanetary Bank system as long as the colony doesn’t exceed its credit limit.