Make a massive in-game raid to destroy the old Sol station.
Then, have Feds do a massive community resource gathering project to unlock the "new" station you linked (from the movies and TNG show).
Treat it like people did "The Sleeper" raid in Everquest. It was a massive raid that literally served as the most challenging content for a long time. People still have fond memories of the server-changing event.
Coincide with playerbase-created starbases and you'd have a Natural 20 on your hands.
Another excellent suggestion Darren! This would be epic and a whole lot of that F-word the devs like to say all the time... Fun!!! Alright devs, get crackin on this.
I'm hoping one day we can fly in and dock at the starbase like they did in Elite game.
One other question what about spinning starbases ? and maybe have it orbiting around earth ? Unless of course you wil do this when you make the solar system
Even tho I loved the Stations in Elite (even made a model of a Coriolis Station too heh), but the concept of rotating stations that spinf to produce gravity isn't needed when there are gravity plating generators, unless you mean something else.
Also would love to see the classic SB1 design used again with the internal ship docking area as well to fly in :p