I have made contact with Felicity Farseer. Our relationship has started out well and we have made some significant improvements to both The Fury, and the MKII. I haven't had much trouble finding the materials required for the upgrades though her demands seem to become stranger.
I have also made my first black market sale as I picked up some apparent illegal cargo while salvaging.
The only other event of note is the type 7 freighter who's distress call I picked up while salvaging. Upon noting the signal I immediately detected weapons fire and adjusted course. As soon as I dropped out of supercruise I saw the Viper. I went weapons hot and put myself between the freighter and the pirate. I was successful in liberating the type 7, but I am concerned about the pirate activity in Satal.