The Planet Management Module (or PMM) is the first building to be built on an
uncolonised planet. It contains a communications system to communicate with your
home planet and the command center, along with a small power plant, and 3 small
scale resource extractor units which extract Silica, Aluminium and Uranium.
Unlike most buildings, it cannot be turned on or off, and it cannot be
built using the building manager. A PMM is placed on a planet by a Genesis Class Transport
ship, which is sent to a planet with 'Colonisation' orders. Once the PMM is placed on the
planet, you have full control over the planet. If you invade a planet which
already has a PMM, the existing PMM is recalibrated to use your control frequencies, thus
the planet falls under your control.