Hey, thanks so much for your reply, will definitely be helpful later tonight.
The first 3 steps can be skipped. Just travel with your ship close to the ground and watch for a Transimission Tower. Because that Orange Light thingy as you say, can send you to a beacon or an observatory too and i hate it when my screen is full of landmarks i don't want to visit.
There are 2 kinds of Shelters as far as i know. It's the Observatory and the Transmission.
You need to find a Transmission tower.
Solve the puzzle 5-6 times so you get the Crash Site landmarks and then go to them. After that repeat the process until you get a 48 slot ship.
I was under the impression that you had to be on a Gek planet, since others wouldn't allow you to to multiple ship crash pings.
I'm on a rather beautiful planet right now, I would prefer to stay and do this here :)