The Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with the news that a special bounty hunting event will kick off in mid-August. The bounties scale with a player's level and take them to the far reaches of known galactic space in order to complete.
Bounty contracts will take you far and wide in the search for your target, but the BBA Mission Terminal allows you to select the specific planet on which you wish to hunt. Each day, you may sign up for one standard contract and one Kingpin Contract, and each may take you to a separate planet. Completion of a contract requires the death or capture of your target, but you will also be rated on your investigative technique and your aptitude for handling BBA underworld resources.
Read more on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site.