Week 9 is live. More than that, though, they've revealed their prepurchase system:
Buying into the game will get you that year's up-to-date Weeklies, whereas the unpaid Lite version will lag four weeks behind. In addition, premium users will be granted access to the Developer Communication forum for the release.
There's more for early adopters as well! The first 25 people to prepurchase (it's already up to 20!) can name a ship, station, planet or star in the final game. The first 100 buyers get the second year's release included, and the first 1000 get their name on the "Thanks for making it happen!" list.
I'll be getting in on this as soon as I pick up a money card from Wally*World.