Lost Ship (nms)
Following a distress signal, you found a crashed ship. You "bought" it for zero credits and added it to your collection. However, it needed massive repairs and could not fly. So, you hopped into your original ship to go and gather the needed materials.
Now, you can't seem to find your way back and there doesn't seem to be any way to prevent this from happening again in the future.
What are your options?
First off, if you are intending to come back and find something, leave a portable beacon behind.
However, you can recover the craft.
Using the "X" menu, you try to "Summon" the ship while in your freighter's docking bay, but get a message saying that it isn't able to fly. If you warp to another star system, you will still see that message, but your new ship will be sitting in your docking bay, waiting for repairs.