Thanks, guessed it was something like that.
Gotta start a new game when I get back home and put the things I learned the first time around into good use.
The game is simpler than I thought, there is very little colony management which is unusual in this type of game. I wonder if there's simpler way of exploring and colonizing than do it all from the main (tactical?) starmap view? The more space you explore, the more difficult it becomes to pick unexplored systems from explored ones and habitable systems from inhabitable ones from the 3D starmap.
MoO2 and 3 had a very handy list of known planets, you could easily send a colony ship to known planets if they were habitable and in range. I did not notice a similar planets list in SotS, only already colonized planets were listed.
Edit: Well there is explored systems lists, but you can't move ships or even colony ships through the list.