page 3 #4 there are not enough cubes for this.Each row of the table (for a specific player count) tells players where to place their 6 cubes, split between the "game board" (score track), reserve (next to the green corner), and game box (i.e. not used).
Either your copy is missing some cubes, or you already placed them as part of another step (most likely step #7 which is printed on pg 2)
Basis building cards. need resources you can only get using expertise resource cards or double buildings. This seems out of order and not sure why. Am I missing something?All of the basis cards only require access to buildings that start on the board. Sometimes they build an expertise building.
Advanced/prestige cards always require expertise buildings, and the newly built building is never useful after construction. (It counts as a point at the end, but that's all).
Double buildings always require access to two different basic buildings.
I am assuming that the first ship (front of the line ) is nearest the sun.Correct, per the text and illustration at the top of page 5
Hope that helps