Sometimes things don't simply go as planned, especially when it comes to experimental Dimension Drives that use the barely contained power of an artificial black hole.
Now the space station known as the Aegis has ended up in an alien dimension with most of its crew missing and a huge chunk of its technology database stolen by a hostile alien race.
Now it is up to you and what little crew that remains onboard the Aegis to try and find the missing crew while also rediscovering technology to give the space station better defenses as well as better weapons and gadgets for your own ship and even new hulls that can hold more and such.
Of course you will need to gather minerals in order to build and research anything, of which there are thankfully plenty of asteroids floating about that may or may not contain the minerals you need in order to improve your arsenal.
Sometimes the aliens will show up all of a sudden while you're gathering minerals and they might have a capital class ship with them that will be holding equipment that you can use on both your ship and the Aegis, of course these ships are much tougher then the smaller fighters and drones so you might want to be extremely cautious in how you approach them.
If you're the type of player who likes to build up a mighty arsenal by doing research and such while also doing mining and stopping an evil alien race, then this is something for you.