This mode can be considered as a training mode for Battle Royale. Players can fight NPC aircrafts and space pirates while extracting scarce resources.
Most players would spend most of their time playing this mode, as it is basically exploration mode with NPC spacecrafts which are not that dangerous.
You will be able to learn all the battle mechanics while earning tokens for mining and fighting NPC crafts.
More details of gamplay mechanics will be released soon.