Back away from the first fight at the Starbase. The Starbase will destroy two Venturi ships, and you have to destroy one. Warp to Omega 12-300. Scan the derelict ship and hail them. You will notice that the ship's status is blue, which means that it will not attack you. Scan all the ships to turn them blue, except for the ship with Alshoff. Target his phasers and destroy them. Now target his engineering section and destroy him. This is much easier than fighting at least six ships during this mission.
Boosting your starship: When boosting your shields, phasers, and photon torpedoes you cannot go to warp. To remedy this, go to Green Alert. You may now warp because those systems are no longer activated.
Finish the Alpha Herculae mission but do not contact the Starbase. Use the navigation screen on the bridge to plot a course back to Alpha Herculae by typing it in when you are there on the screen. If the Hawking is still there, destroy it. Use the navigation screen to plot a course back to the Starbase, but do not hail the Starbase. Use the navigation subscreen to plot a course to Dante. You can now plot a course to any system you want. Some systems are not used in the game and appear as "Undefined Name" in the system name box . They are at the following coordinates. These systems and their planets do not have any names. The planets are simply named planet 20, planet 15, planet 2, etc.