is this in reference to the mission of transporting the ore......or doing the part of Deferi daily and assisting the outpost attacks??
from my own experience, the ore mission has to be done prior to doing the outpost mission. seems that if enter sector space and the 3 missions are complete then i have to enter with another person or wait till the next day.
If it is contacting the outpost to turn in the assist outpost 3 mission, i find i practically have to skim the surface of the space rig just to get the dialogue menu to pop up.