Suggestion: add a craftable item that allows the player to call the HUB drone ship to come out and pick them up and bring them back to base. As much as I want to explore on foot, the lack of any decent weapons makes getting surrounded by elite enemies a pain in the butt when you can't safely make it back to base alive. The ship wouldn't instantly show up but take time to travel to you and back to the base. It would be up to the player to survive until it arrives. To make animation simpler, the player could construct a travel pod that provided no protection from wildlife/environment but had a window so the player could enjoy the view. The only tricky part would be making sure (in the game code) that there were no overhead obstructions to maintain game immersion.