It's great to see this story being still alive - I very much enjoyed reading this, and hope you keep it up until it's finished
It seems to me that your writing has improved since the early days of Groombridge Log. I also like how you've become more independent and original, especially conversation-wise: as I said before, I found it jarring when you just inserted exact dialogues from SC2. Adapting them to mesh with the story and its characters better is a definite improvement.
There's no doubt I'll continue reading this. Looking forward to the next chapter
Oh, and I have to say I love your Alpha Pavonis expedition storyline. Rather atmospheric without being overly dramatic. The planet with its strange lifeforms, the dreadnought's interior with its occupants... while a few more details wouldn't have hurt, I feel it was nevertheless done excellently.
Here's something I found fitting to listen to as I read it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I29bgJLxm8M