Do-able with a quick OXP. Will knock one out! Perhaps make the charge differ according to the economy, tech level and govenment? 0.5C for a poor agricultural anachy and 5Cr at a rich corperate state? Only trouble is a message. Easy to do, but would conflict with missions (see News OXP post). Very easy though to do a 2k OXP that would deduct the cash, you just woudn't be told why!
To combine with a news broadcast, you'd just need an "awardCredits : -100" with conditions that this only happened if "planetNumber=7" and "galaxynumber = 0" (Lave) and "mission_news equal XXX"
As for food and drink:-
Life Support systems comprise of the atmospheric processing systems, the waste management systems and the recycling plant. These systems are all tied together through a central core system containing a molecular resequencer that purifies and cleans the matter that is passed through it.
The atmospheric system is the most advanced part of the system, including complex monitoring and control routines that constantly sample the air quality. It immediately isolates foreign bodies, including viruses, bacteria and other non-standard particles, then filters them out to the resequencer.
Likewise, waste matter is passed to the resequencer and recycled through the system to wherever it is needed. It is this system that powers the food processors onboard the ship.
The life support system fitted to Cobras, and indeed most other ships, operates at a tenth of its maximum capacity. This allows for power outages and permits the addition of additional passenger berths without the need to upgrade the life support systems."
See http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Pilot% ... nce_Manual
for more info on your Cobra's features!
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