This newest stage of beta will bring several improvements, including three new star systems, Giant Orbis starports, a new space ship type, and much more. You can jump into the game now by purchasing the Premium Beta for $150, which is significantly lower than the alpha at $295. The standard beta will be available for $75 and the retail pre-order for launch is $50. Also be sure to check out a video spotlighting the Giant Orbis spaceport just after the cut.
[Source: Frontier Developments press release]