I just tried in a ground mission. My scanner actually points to the mission goal, like it does on Fed side. Or is that just a coincidence?
If it's a "click to interact" like after you do the destroy 0/4 satellite fragments, it "eventually" prompts you to interact w/ the satellite you couldn't shoot (or one of the many), and that is probably what you had happen.
'Cus it won't work for any " kill/destroy " objects at all.
Mission yesterday was destroy Borg device (or whatever, there was a random mob, too). It showed me the last interactable item (download data). Today, it did not work for me or my team mate to interact with the satellite debris, at all. Not the 4 destructables, not the last one to scan. Something was different yesterday.