I have idea what services player Forward Operating Base could offer. FOB would offer support for sub capital ships.
Ammo & drone manufacturing. This would allow long time mission making in far corners of space.
Ore recycling. You could refit your ship with mining lasers and get minerals for ammo manufacturing. Recycling could have 50% penalty making it low efficiency recycling.
Ore packing + ore bay. This would allow gathering large quantities of ore for transportation.
Comments are welcome for my idea.