To complete this you will need at least 30 unranked mods (rank zero) and at least 120,000 credits.
From your ship, turn around and walk down the ramp. Turn to your left at the bottom and select the machine. Choose four mods you don't care about, then the middle action, Transmute. Pay the 12,000 or more credit fee, and you'll get another mod. You probably won't care about the new one either, so select it and three mods to repeat the process ten times.