There's a part of me who wants to break down the pros/cons of escape pods and lifeboats in a game setting, but given that I'm still too green in the Starfinder system, I'll abstain.
However, to address this aspect:
Disguise your escape pods like wreckage and flotsam, in the hopes that some of them survive. Probably have transmitters to call for recovery, or at least act as a tracking beacon thereby, when the coast was judged clear.
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
"Everything here seems to be in order... just one thing. You're under arrest."
"You don't have your license to carry licenses. It's criminal scum like you that threaten the care-free order of the Veskarium."
I assume various deities found the idea of a goldilocks zone boring and started faffing about with physics.
I quietly chalk it up to what I call an "arcanosphere," a fantasy variant of atmospheric layers that mcguffins all the traditionally terminal aspects of planetary physics out of relevancy.
Why is this planet not a charcoal cinder? How would an otherwise frozen world have such greenery? Arcanospheric mitigation of harmful consequence.
I think a vehicles book would be a good addition. Personally, I'd be interested in seeing the likes of:
Few corporate manufacturers for flavor/inspiration.
Domestic vehicles & militarized personnel carriers