Gah! I’m sure there’s a bug in this game, which randomly causes your mission to end when you blow up Orion capital ships. The mission I’m on, takes the form of a scouting session round a load of mostly destroyed ISS ships. And the mission is long, like 20 minutes or so. Then, as I’m heading back to the Excelsior, Orion pirates appear again. I blow up the ship, and even though I’m some 260,000, er, “things” away (you need to be over 100,000 away to be safe), the mission ends. This is the third time that has happened now, all with Orion ships. Stupid.
And now I have to do the 20+ minute mission again.