For those of you who were disconnected and stuck in the map killing the Damaged Probes when you need to be killing Active Probes, I was able to advance and here I will tell you how.
First, I changed instances to put me at the start of the map. Then I waited for someone new to the map to warp in. I invited them to the group. I think went about killing more probes. When he warped away, I did not and was still left there. However, because we were in a team, I noticed that he was now exactly 200km directly above me. I corkscrewed my way up and even though I could not get to him, I was able to get within 80km. During this time, he was killing the Active Probes and once that was complete, I changed instances again and I was finally back on track.
It's also mentioned further down, that simply corkscrewing up until you reach the map above and then re-instancing will also fix it without the need to party and wait.