There are several Beam Up Missions that can be set on starships. These are:
Each of these missions will transfer as much of the specified material as the planet has, up to the limit of the starship's hold. In order for this to work, one of the following must be true:
If either of the above is true, there will be a report the next turn on the results of the mission. If neither is true, the mission will fail silently.
See also: Out of Fuel.