If you love this game series like me and want to see more, follow David Braben's project to release a new game (Elite: Dangerous), on Kickstarter and maybe help out by becoming a backer yourself. There's not long left and a fair bit more that needs to be raised. I pledged what I could.
On a side note, if anyone likes this series of games, feel free to join us on the Elite : Dangerous or Frontier : First Encounters boards here on GameFAQs. --- Where logic won't work - I will PAL Gamers unite - http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/277-pal-gaming