While introducing this to someone. I was asked if this was an online game. I knew that there was not one BUT after thinking about it, Why not. This would be a great game for an online game. The rules are clearly codified and could be coded. New missions, titles, tiles, ships abilities and ships, new kits, and all manor of things can be playtested and even just played online.
So I was wondering, do they have a set up to play this online? Is this the first time someone had the idea?
An official Tabletop Simulator module is in the works. As I understand it, it shouldn't be far from release.