After completing the mission, Ack will have a new option when spoken to: Upgrade. Upgrade allows Ack to learn new skills or provide additional information. He will start with the Automated Cooking upgrade active.
A number of data chips become available in the Research Center Exchange the day after the player finishes Chip Upgrades. The data chips found in the Abandoned Ruins can be found during excavations at any time, but cannot be used before completing this mission.