That's kind of adding the meat of text and context to the already present and well working bones of the mission system. I am all for that. I very much wish that we would have this, it also would be a huge upgrade to the game.Totally with you on this regard. I can think of a planetray wreck of a celebrity or the same one begging for help (Distress-Call USS), or hunting a criminal down at the next megastructure. Shouldn't be TOO complicate to seed them in the game.
But i also understand that building something like this is more work than one or another GalNet article every week. You'd have to link the mission system and some other parts of the game, which dynamically create content in the game, to a system where the ongoing stories of the game would have to be managed. Just keeping such a "master story system" updated every week will probably eat up more time than writing a handful of GalNet stories. That's without even considering the work of implementing such a system.
So, having something like this would be awesome, but i understand that it's nothing which is quickly built. It still could be a worthy addition of the next huge update, though. But for the moment, i would be more than happy to just have a bit of GalNet fluff back in game.