Michael (Wagner, the CEO of Star Atlas) confirmed that the team, are primarily focused on simplified, fun gameplay mechanics what will enable earnings. Going to start with a simple version of ship missions, then basic land development and space station construction before looping around and improving on those features. The Geo co-ordinate system with the 3D Star Atlas map of the universe, will be released “at some point in there as well”.
High-risk gameplay, is not expected to be available for at least another year.
 Official roadmap link published here.