Constellation in Farsite Universe is a group of Stars (Suns). Traveling between constelations are more expensive than traveling in local Star area.
Constellation defines a Season in the game. With the first Constellation called “Homestead” only a few (8-10) Stars will be introduced. Only 4-5 Planets will be explored on the game start and available for Sectors acquisition. A couple of Stations will be established, with 6-8 more to be constructed by players then. That will create the major challenge for the first pilots during the first month after the game launch.
All the new pilots will start the game in the “Homestead” Constellation. That is relatively safe and friendly environment to get started for newcomers.
Deep space is dangerous for unprepared players who just wander without goal. To travel in different constelation you need to use Gates. It can happen that you jump in new Constellation through Gate, and on other side enemy players are waiting to attack you and steal your goods. Keep that in mind when traveling with valuable cargo.