Before you do anything, it is a good idea to become acquainted with the game controls and the Heads- Up Display.
To fix the scanner, you must hunt out Ferrite Dust, and since the scanner is not operational, you must identify Ferrite Dust solely by sight.
The Examination Visor will not only provide a more detailed analysis of the various material
Money is an essential resource in No Man's Sky, not least because it is required to purchase various materials & resources
Aside from looking nice, establishing a base in No Man's Sky provides many practical advantages
No Men's Sky guide has some good tips for getting started.