We can't just keep growing potatoes in the small and cramp greenhouses, right?
Our mission still depends on support from Earth. That's why we need a communication channel, to request new colonists and resupplies.
Although we have convenient and simple prefabricated buildings, however they are not highly reliable. We need new ways of construction using cement and steel that can be achieved locally.
When building a large factory is too expensive and we don't have much manpower in our colony, then microscale manufacturing is the early solution to begin producing advanced supplies.
Plant breeds that are adaptable to alien soil can bring even more green possibilities to your colony, in terms of agriculture (and gardening).
When different gases in the atmosphere are separated, they can be valuable industrial raw materials.
Logistics and mass transit system is the bloodstream of a city. It is the same for a colony, you'll need a efficient transportation system to bring resources from afar to places where they are needed.
The richest minerals hides beneath the crust. Learn how to locate them and extract them safely.
Community support is one of the needs for a us, to keep ourselves motivated on our tasks. Now we can begin with fulfilling the need a suitable place for community gatherings.
If the colony needs more funds, crowdfunding is one of the good ways to do it, especially when you have good reputation among communities from Earth.
Reorganize research teams and facilitate research cooperation under a systematic way.
To get an outpost into running in a short time, we will need faster ways of construction (without sacrificing quality) for the key facilities.
It's time to elevate engineering to another level in all aspects - we need elevating quality, elevating durability, elevating efficiency and elevating building height.