Elite Dangerous announced this week that Tuesday, June 24 marks the start of its Premium Beta 2. Highlights of this phase include:
In other news, David Braben held a live chat this week about the game, the transcript of which can be read here.
Though Premium Beta includes a lifetime Expansion Pack, it ends soon. Players interested in purchasing it can still do so here. Otherwise, to join the Premium Beta 2, visit this page on the game's official website.