This Is the Mining Ship I was talking about.
and the details, the ship is symetric btw.
The rocks/blocks it collects actually get placed into these pits on the side and underneith of the ship, so later on the ship will drop this off to a refinery, so the station can get every inch of valuable stuff.
to keep the stuff in the hold, possibly large gravity control or a plasma based one way door from the halo series gets projected over the top to prevent the stuff from escaping?, but allows stuff to enter?
For the latching onto things I made a drill, It could also be a harpoon which is fired and then pulls the rock (if lighter then the ship) or the ship (if the rock is heavier than the ship) into the arms reach, this could also be a good salvage ship, hell even combat wise, use it to tear of the blocks of an enemy ship, swarm style any1?