Except for transport or courier type missions.Generally missions to planetary bases are of the non-dockable type.
Or just do anything required (destroy generators, scan terminals/data points, etc) from the ship.You have to land outside their exclusion zones and then drive in to do the mission.
If you mean landing at a surface port (for trade/pax runs/courier missions) then yes, it is in the mission description. Your destination will say 'Port' if the destination is a surface port. It will 'Starport' if it is an orbital port.is there a way of telling from the mission information whether you need to land on a base station then I can just not take it
Its not clear what you are talking about.
There are two types of stations on planets. Those you can dock at and those you can't.
Generally missions to planetary bases are of the non-dockable type. You have to land outside their exclusion zones and then drive in to do the mission.
As you haven’t used the buggy then I suggest doing the SRV tutorial/training first not just for the practice but also to setup the controls so that you are comfortable with them, several are possibly not bound yet and what works for flying the ship isn’t always the most comfortable way to drive the SRV.Ah thanks I've been making the mistake of trying to dock at the base and then they shoot me up so that explains that although I've never used a buggy before so that will be a new experience