Makes sense to me a reman is involved in mining. After all, they were used for a very long time as slaves by the romulan for mining dilithium... I am sure remans accumulated a long tradition and experience in the field.
so just a space map with rocks in orbit around a big blue ball with no ground map is that correct? its all i see
No, what you describe is only the first map you warp in. As you progress in tiers, you unlock a indoor map with vendors, mission givers and so on.... I believe T3 unlocks the use of the outdoor/space part of that map for actual mining by the player. I don't know about that part, I went to bed before the fleet finished T3.