In order to conduct any business activities you will need to dock with a Space Station or land at a City. As you approach the destination pressing the ‘D’ will send a request to Space Traffic Control. If in range then they will take control of your Spacecraft and perform the necessary docking or landing manoeuvres. Once docked or landed then access to the ports facilities will be granted via the the menu bar as shown in the attached illustration.
Goods that can be bought or sold can be accessed via the ‘Stock’ button whereas services can be accessed via the ‘Facilities’ button. The ‘Contacts’ button allows access to the Police and Royal Navy Bulletin boards. When buying goods you will be allowed to exceed your Cargo Capacity whilst docked, however you will not be allowed to leave the Space Port in this state. The following subsections describe each of the available options in more detail.