FYI: We just started the final engineering project to get the XP for another upgrade unlock.
That means we have a choice now what to upgrade next:
Communications Array which will provide Elite Personal Shields, the next transwarp conduit project, and some minor science buffs to starbase and consumables.
or Industrial Fabricator for Elite ground Armor and Elite Ground Weapons plus engineering buffs for base and consumables.
Unfortunately we can't pick the main base upgrade since the com array got already slotted and can't be unslotted now except by slotting a different project. The second the base upgrade is available either the array or fabricator will already be live.
So what do you guys prefer next?