Variable ship speeds, sensor ranges, and ship ranges

Why don't the engineers back home learn from the ships out in the field?

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

You've encountered these upgrades time and time again when Survey ships explore Ship Graveyards.  Improved Sensor Range, or improved Ship Speed, or improved Ship Range.  I've had some ships go from a per-turn movement rate of 5 to >31, just from those improvements.  Sensor ranges from 2 to 20+.  Ship ranges improved to >100 from friendly territory.

Don't the ship captains ever bother to file progress reports that layout "How to build our ships to go faster, see further, and travel farther"?