Flight Phase - Is it possible to melt an ice planet or defeat a pirate lair (and thus receive a victory point) WITHOUT settling on the planet?

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Yes.

Flight Phase - May a colony ship that isn’t allowed to fly be converted into a colony?

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Yes.

Flight Phase - Starships can also be pulled back again during flight. Can I only go straight back to the starting point, or is it also possible to return to any point within its trajectory?

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You can go back to any point, as long as you have enough movement points at your disposition.

General - Assuming that I don’t have a colony ship on the game board, and I build one: may I provide the ship with a transporter that has three rings, so as to intentionally make the next ship I build the “first starship?”

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Yes. When building any of the ships, you may freely choose the transporter.

General - Is it possible to sell already purchased ship expansions back to the bank?

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No.

Production Phase - Do the cards that increase production also take effect if I draw the corresponding resource from the reserve pile or receive the resource as a tribute from an opponent when a “7” is rolled?

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The production increase only takes effect if at least one of your colonies (or spaceports) produces the corresponding resource.

Production Phase - Is the reserve pile assembled only once or each time it is depleted?

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As long as there is demand, the pile is continuously reassembled – that is, as long as there is a player with less than nine victory points.