A hotfix was pushed to the steam branch to fix a weapon damage bug caused by the ark system that was introduced in the previous major update.
Since hotfixes can throw off the schedule a bit below is a sneak preview of the next change with the sector map system. This update adds hazards to the game as you travel around the map. This will provide a bit more activity during travel times where your ship can be damaged by oncoming asteroids or even having to travel through old mine fields. It also can allow for system outages as you travel through nebulas.
There is still a great deal of fleshing out with the system and making sure it still creates a fun experience and adds to the overall gameplay. The purpose is to give more decisions when deciding when to travel to specific locations along with things occurring during travel. Traveling in space is a dangerous endeavor that is hinted at in the intro of the game, and this helps push the idea even more.
The system will roll out in stages to avoid overwhelming players and getting feedback in between updates.