I have been out to see Palin in the Maia system, taking me with the python to have its thrusters optimised. I intend to then drop these into the Krait, which is currently in a stripped down state in Kamitra, awaiting its first taste of combat. Rather than buy and optimise a whole new set of weapons and modules, I'm bringing together a couple of similar sized ships, the Phantom and the Python, and use their optimised modules. Its a bit of a hassle swapping everything over, but once done, the new krait will be all set for her month long campaign.
While out in Maia, I passed by a black hole. Having not been close up to one, I took the opportunity to get within a few light seconds of the one residing in this rather interesting system. An eerie experience. They're a lot smaller than you realise, difficult to visually detect them even up close, but close enough and you start to see the light and space bending into the blackness. Its hard to imagine that once upon a time, that thing was probably bigger and more luminous than the huge, bright star also in that system.
I also got indicted by Thargoids while in hyperspace, though they didn't attack me - just sort of took a look at me and moved along. Obviously, I wasn't much of a concern to them.
I'll set out in the new Krait `Solstice` tonight, heading out to see Broo for some laser upgrades. While on the way I might try her out against some pirates.