Engineers & First Contact.
I've been unlocking and working with several engineers in recent days to upgrade modules on my ship. The latest unlock was Professor Palin who I've had to get 25 Thargoid sensor fragments for. I located the fragments at HIP 17403 A4 A coordinates -34.981, -141.413 at the Thargoid ship crash site. I also picked up 2 intact Thargoid sensors which immediately began corroding my SRV. Once back to my ship, the sensors began corroding various modules in my ship. I quickly hot footed it to the nearby Taygeta system to sell the 2 Thargoid sensors and repair my boat. I've now begun the trip to Professor Palin which started off kind of strange - my first jump to Alcyone the hyperspace conduit became unstable and I dropped out of hyperspace, with my ship shutting down in the process. I thought that was it, lights out but the ship eventually rebooted itself and things were fine, albeit I hadn't jumped anywhere. There were 4 Thargoid wakes on the contacts as well so I can safely assume that they were involved - FIRST CONTACT! I'm on my way again, this time without hyperspace problems.