So what is out there? Well, there is everything from the glistering steel towers in the core systems to the criminally operated space stations on the fringe. Mining operations, terraforming hubs and Ripper infested ships which sail through the void are but a small part of possible setting locations. The illustration below is one of my personal speedpaint favorites and shows the early stages of a mining colony set up on an un-terraformed world.
This next one shows how a group of exploring xenoarcheologists in the company of a scout makes a significant archeological find in the form of old alien ruins.