This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Ensign-1
New mission and art added to the game
December 23, 2012 - Onionman

Hey all, a bunch of new art and a new mission has been added to the game. You'll now find yourself facing an attacking pirate force.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2rYEq64hUA

In addition, in an upcoming mission, you'll get to pilot an alien fighter while undercover, so stay tuned for that!
Another recent change is that the HUD has been completely redesigned to add to the immersion. It will now display your speed and current attitude.

As always the game is available to play through Desura's alpha funding program at
http://www.desura.com/games/ensign-1