If you go the mining route, get Ore Processor OXP and possibly Asteroid Storm OXP to make asteroid mining more interesting.snork wrote:You can also get a mining laser, preferably on a side mount as it is rubbish for anything but mining, and then scoop asteroid remains and sell them. There's no big profit in it, but is a little mini-game like thingy, and is an excellent exercise in scooping things. And also trains orientation / IFF scanner understanding, without imminent dangers.DenProject wrote:I was under the impression the cargo scoop was to collect fuel from a sun? What other uses does it have and is it actually worth collecting fuel from a sun rather than buying it? It is easy enough and cheap enough to dock then purchase is it not?
Also I recommend against using a ship bigger than the Cobra 3 for mining if only because it's quite a chore to fill a Python's cargo bay by mining asteroids.