Planetbase allows you to attempt to colonize four different types of planets. The planet types are listed below in order of unlock, which is followed by a table of characteristics for each.
Class D - "Medium size desert planet with a thick CO2 (Carbon dioxide) Atmosphere, which partially protects it from Meteors and Solar Flares." Sandstorms are very common here. Note: The developers have removed Solar Flares from this location with the 1.0.4 Released update.
Class F - "Outer planet with a Nitrogen atmosphere. The thickness of the atmosphere prevents much of the light from reaching the surface."
Class M - "Moon of a Gas Giant with no atmosphere, which leaves it very exposed to Meteors and Solar Flares, and unable to support Wind Turbines."
Class S - "Moon of a gas giant with a thin but active atmosphere, constant thunderstorms pose a threat and methane lakes reduce buildable surface."
|Class||Light Amount||Atmosphere Density (Wind Amount)||Sandstorm Risk||Solar Flare Risk||Meteor Risk||Blizzard Risk||Thunderstorm Risk|
|Desert (D)||High (Solar Panels operate at full capacity)||High (Suitable for Wind Turbines)||High||None||Low||None||None|
|Low - Solar Panels operate at reduced capacity)||High (Suitable for Wind Turbines)||None||None||None||High||None|
|High (Solar Panels operate at full capacity)||None (Not suitable for Wind Turbines)||None||High||High||None||None|
|Storm (S)||Variable Solar Panels disrupted by cloud cover)||Low (Wind Turbines operate at reduced capacity.||None||None||None||None||High|
As of the 1.1.0 update, Solar Flares do not occur on Class D planets, Class F planets, or Class S planets