I add this log from my new mining ship. As the comms have been quiet with no alerts I took to some mining to increase my funds some. I suspect that after my last failure with the lost escape pod they hesitate to call. We remain allies but their confidence in my is strained. It is no matter, there is always something to do in space.
I found myself switching from my core mining ship to my laser mining ship and suddenly realized this was a waste of time. I went to the Secomi shipyard to see what my options were. They had just completed the construction of a Python and it sat there before me. I asked one of the engineers for the specs and liked what I saw. What I realized is that I could set this ship up to do both core and laser mining, and I would have no need to switch ships, or even better, could do both at the same time in the even of coming upon a pristine ring. I traded in my type 7, it was for the purpose of laser mining, and honestly it flew like an asteroid with boosters taped to the back, and we set to equipping the python.
I am very pleased with the results and will be selling off my Phantom as well.....possibly. Now its back into my secret mining cubby to see what I can find.