Good to know. I've actually really neglected the missions. Can you tell me, without spoilers, the best way to start one? I try to go into space ports as often as possible, but still haven't managed to trigger anything.
Southern part of the galaxy center left one of the main planets starts the main story. You need to have a few kills under your belt to start. Alburdeen or something like that is one of the main free world planets
You should have a ship worth a mil+ to start. I think you could technically do it in a shuttle but the mission rewards aren't well balanced at this point