Active StarshipAn active starship is, essentially, the starship you are currently using. When you set a starship as active, it will become the default choice in most prompts that ask you to choose a starship. Such prompts may include: Repair stores, mission assignment, and some upgrade stores.
Be sure to unset your active ship when you're done, as it could have unintended consequences if you forget about it and mean to select another ship. The hosts are not responsible for accidents that may occur because you forgot you had an active ship set and accidentally bought something for the wrong ship.
You will need to have a key to a ship to make it active.