The Status Phase proceeds as follows:
- Qualify for Public and Secret Objective Cards Game can be won in this step.
- Repair Damaged Ships
- Remove Command Counters from board
- Refresh Planets
- Receive Action Cards
- Receive Command Counters and Re-Distribute Command Counters on Race Sheet
- Return Strategy Cards
In turn order each player checks if they have met their Secret Objective and 1 Public Objective. Steve still has the "Initiative" Strategy Card so he goes first.
Steve cannot acheive his Secret Objective as long as Nicholas remains on "Mecatol Rex".
He does acheive the Public Objective "I have 3 technology Advances" of the same color" since he has 3 red Technology cards. Although he may qualify for more of the Public Objectives, a player can only claim one of the Public Objectives per Status Phase. Steve gains a point and puts his flag on the card.
Continue the Round 6 Status Phase.