From Astro Wars
The Control Panel is the user interface from which you play Astrowars. There are seven top level screens tabbed across the page, each covering a different area of activity, plus links to secondary screens with more options for specific tasks. Six of these are visible to both allied and solo players. Note: the Trade screen only appears once you gain player level 1.
There is also an Alliance screen tab, which displays information about your alliance. This tab is only displayed if you belong to an alliance, or at any time when you have saved a total of 8000 Astro Dollars and have gained at least Player Level 1, when you may use the money to create your own alliance if you wish.