Large ship to outpost shuttle

Slightly larger than the fighter with a 8-ton cargo capacity, it's functions as a Cargo Carrier, fuel transfer, mining collection aswell as acting shuttle for pilots from large vessels to outposts. Should be launched similarly to the fighter And can be piloted by both Npc and pc vessels. I think it would make the larger ships more useable on the outer rim and multi crew more active for traders and miners alike. Hell you could even use it for salvage operations!
Imperial Fortis shuttle
Federal Reserve shuttle
Alliance Unity shuttle

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So an alternate fighter with a small cargo capacity managed similar to a SRV. Same range limits etc, no SC, could do orbit-to-surface but would take some time. Generally okay with this. The only "new" capability would be being able to land "fighter" types at stations or bases. I would presume that larger "dockable" mega ships use haulers and the like for the same purpose.
 
And the view on such beauty parked outside of an outpost, going about its slow but consistent unload of goodies - would love that.
 
So an alternate fighter with a small cargo capacity managed similar to a SRV. Same range limits etc, no SC, could do orbit-to-surface but would take some time. Generally okay with this. The only "new" capability would be being able to land "fighter" types at stations or bases. I would presume that larger "dockable" mega ships use haulers and the like for the same purpose.

Exactly what im talking about.
 
Possibly an automated shuttle for the large ships, 10-20 cargo cap. You park your large ship outside the station and remotely (I guess large ships would need remote market access) purchase 400 basic meds. Then the shuttle starts doing round trips to collect.
 
Slightly larger than the fighter with a 8-ton cargo capacity, it's functions as a Cargo Carrier, fuel transfer, mining collection aswell as acting shuttle for pilots from large vessels to outposts. Should be launched similarly to the fighter And can be piloted by both Npc and pc vessels. I think it would make the larger ships more useable on the outer rim and multi crew more active for traders and miners alike. Hell you could even use it for salvage operations!

+1 This.

Alternatively I'd suggest either a spin on that or a variation of it for even greater gameplay variety: since I lament how little gameplay there is in an SRV on a planet's surface (and how much there could be), it would be great to start building mechanics around planetary 'cargo transfers'.

The idea would be to have a few designated drop points outside of the base somewhere for huge ships that do not fit the landing pads, where cargo is literally dropped, then delivered to the base via SRVs.
You'd need larger transported SRVs for this to work but I think it could add some seriously interesting dynamics where you'd have to consider the terrain, gravity and cargo weight to deliver the cargo to the base, since steering would be a more difficult and strategic endevour.
Current issue for me is that flying is just A to B in a boring straight line with some piloting skills only required when landing and only if you drop flight assist.

If this was to be developed properly it would also open up space for planetary raids and piracy - a caravan of few cargo SRVS + few figher ones trying to deliver the cargo safely to the base while rogue pirate brigade in other SRVS tries to stop you.
 
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