The Rebel Ground Attack Mission is used to weaken a controlled planet by destroying planetary structures, resources and colonists. This mission is available to players with the Rebel Ground Attack advantage.
This mission causes the starship to send a small team to the surface to destroy planetary structures and resources and kill colonists, which, taken together, cause the colonists to become unhappy. As the colonists that tax and enslave the natives are fewer and unhappy, the natives become happier. When this mission is used, the following will occur:
The Rebel Ground Attack mission can not be performed by more than one ship on a planet. If the Rebel Ground Attack mission lowers colonist happiness enough, riots and civil war may break out, increasing the losses of colonists, factories and mines.
See also: Out of Fuel.