Newlsetter #38 brought us news of a new starport type, the Ocellus, a peek at ship weathering effects, and details of planned developments for the missions system. It seems fairly safe to assume that most, if not all, of these features are due for Beta 2, though when this will be released remains unknown.
Newsletter #39 is notable mainly for a nice, but still somewhat vague, summary of the potential for exploration.
I’ve been a bit busy with work recently, so blogging has definitely taken a back seat, but I think I’ll post some more of the work I have done towards my investigation of the ED galaxy soon. I hope to put all this work together in a big post (including the Star types & distributions chart I posted a fortnight ago).