My trader alt account had enough excess time not long ago to train and learn some planetary skills to lvl 4 as well, so we both learn the skills about the same time. Hey its passive Income why not. So due to that I can have him invest a little bit of ISK to set up 5 new planets. So went and setup on a somewhat small 6890km radius size Storm planet in a 0.5 system where currently have other active extraction planets.
Smallest planet personally seen so far is around 1980 km so not the smallest by far. Anyway dropped an Advance Command Center on a Storm planet and designed pins for Noble Gas extraction and process into Oxygen. Was overall happy about the design and minimal use of power connections to add as much extractors as possible considering the size of the planet.
Old Barren Planet setup in a 0.8 system on a 2980 radius size planet.
Moved to a new Barren Planet 2030km radius size in a 0.5 system for Noble Metal extraction and process into Precious Metals. A few more planets to work on but so far I’m happy with a better design of my high sec planets for more efficiency with a new Command Center as well as increase extraction rates with much better planetary scanning skills. It would be much better extraction if had planets setup in say 0.0 space or low sec at least. But at this point I don’t need the hassle of trying to go in and out of low sec and 0.0 space not exactly an option at this point. WH space may be an option some day to do richer PI extraction and processing, but not quite there yet.
Went ahead and overhauled my Plasma Planet I had in my current 0.7 system. It’s been a fairly good productive resource planet for extracting Suspended Plasma to refine into Plasmoids. Couldn’t find another good Plasma Planet with a good scan in any close by systems nor the system where most my other planets were, so decommissioned current setup, re-scanned planet and deployed a new upgraded Advance Command Center module.
The planet was 3460km radius so not too big which was also great. Was just going to design the pins just like the previous new pin design on new area scanned. Ended up turning surprisingly turning out like a triangle to my surprise. I had just under 800 MW power left after did the pins and links and couldn’t place an extractor nor a basic processor. But had just enough to place an Advance Processor module to use up the remaining power from the CC module. Fortunately starting things up didn’t overload any of the routes to the Launchpad but came close. Should be able to use the AP for some P2 processing at least. It then looked much like a triangle shape design. Had just 40 MW left over after everything was connected so efficient use of power connection to me with good extraction rate. So far looks like my best designed planet yet with increase extraction rate for my high sec Plasma Planet.
Edited: Updated Plasma Planet.