One of the required materials for building the station can be hard to come by at this stage of the vanilla game: Fusion Reactors. Two stations can be accessed to buy these items back in hostile Albion (PMC) space: Ledda Industrial (LI) owns Ship Tech Fabs in the Buried Treasure and Forge-Welded Mail zones. Placing a Trade Agent on those stations via the smalltalk mini-game will initially* uncover all storage areas of the stations prior to scanning, in addition to providing real time updates to the Skunk's trade interface (Shift-T). If no Fusion Reactors are available to buy it is recommended to scan both these stations to 100% (using a Beholder drone if necessary) & use the station & Production Details screens to see what resources the stations are missing. When the stations are fully stocked for production the factory timers (available from the station's Details screen, if you've scanned the factory's production modules) will allow you to judge when to jump on the orders to buy the item(s) you need. It is always also possible to gain these items through acts of piracy or hacking if you enjoy those challenges more.
Reinforced Metal Plating is also unavailable to buy at this stage of the Campaign, as the only accessible stations that sell this resource are owned by Plutarch and therefore are hostile to the player**. The required amount of RMP for the two stages the Campaign requires you to build is provided to the CV you are given, but you should not build any extra stages for this station until you can freely access and leave Omicron Lyrae (or survive the pirates in DLC areas if you have access - see below) unless you wish to make your game a lot more difficult!
*Destroyed (while <player> is OOZ) storage modules after a TA is hired will currently (v4RC3) not show up as being scanned once rebuilt, even if a TA is onboard; this may be altered with v4 release or shortly after.
**There is one LI Arms Tech Fab in Straining Coppice, but the chances of it having any spare RMP or FR are so small as to be negligible. However you can spend a few hours scanning it & watching like a hawk if you feel so inclined.
Tip for before starting Jonferson missions in OL
The first mission is to escort a Nyanae Medium Trade Ship and it begins automatically after arriving at a station in Paramount Benifactor. It's possible to use the SETA while using the Autopilot to, for example, follow a ship. If you craft a SETA before the mission starts, it could be enjoyable to use one. The related Sector (Radiant Haven) has an incomplete highway loop so it can be generally useful in that area anyway. If at any point during that first mission the ship gets stuck on/in the geometry of an object, travel a zone or two away and it should stop detecting collisions and proceed.
Spoiler: DLC-related gate issue
Spoiler: Campaign-related discounts on Skunk equipment
During the Campaign the Player will be offered 3 opportunities for a hefty (40%) discount on certain items for the Skunk from NPC Mechanics. While in general the selection of hardware (weapons/shields/engines) will be limited by what is available, we can choose pretty much any software (e.g. top-range Scanners & Trade Computers). If you save up lots of cash prior to these discount opportunities, you can grab top-range stuff early These Campaign discounts are cumulative with any other discounts you may have (eg from rep, smalltalk, whatever):
1st major discount becomes available upon first talking to Karen Stringer in DV (at this point PMC is hostile)
2nd major discount becomes available after talking to Jimee Tomson at Pearly Shore when you've been forced into OL for the first time from DV
3rd major discount becomes available in OL just before you're asked to enter Maelstrom