From the introduction:
Greetings, Captain, the bridge is yours! This universe is vast and unexplored, venture out and make your mark on it! On your journey you may encounter varied and exotic species, mysterious technology of civilisations long past, space-borne traders and buccaneers and vast stellar empires. Do not be overly concerned, for the most part your ship will be able to weather what space can throw at you, though you should take into account the briefing regarding the setting that was provided below, to better estimate exactly how much risk you are in on a day-to-day basis!