I am happy to report that you can turn OFF MP and still work these missions.
Step 1: Find your ship
Step 2:Find your ship
Of course, you know this is just a way to make us…START OVER…
My summary so far, in MP, you are basically starting a new game while surrounded by others who may well attempt to steal your refiner and all that is in it…(correction:this was a glitch which is now fixed)
In singleplayer, it is a way to start a new game with quicker rewards . Completing step 2 rewarded me with the Geobay blueprint.