I would like to update that the issue was that I did not have a conversation with the observers informing me that there is a problem I need to think about (thus concluding chapter 1).
Following this conversation, the new content presented itself.
I wonder why it took the observer so long to find me...
BTW, the new patch introduced an issue with hyper space: the smeared solar system effect slowly vanishes and then reappears.
It looks like there is too long a pause between animation loop iterations.