It seems presumptuous to quibble about terminology when people have already put a lot of effort and love into working something out.
Bearing is certainly the term I would have chosen.
Distance makes sense if that is on the screen. I would have considered range but it is a moot point.
But rather than “Facing” I would suggest “Heading” as I believe that is the customary term for the direction of ship’s travel excluding leeway, current etc. as in “Come to a heading of zero five nine”.
As an engineer, my usual confirmation of system with boosted energy is “hot” as in “Manoeuvre hot!” “Beams hot!” “Tubes hot” “Drive hot!” Short but distinctive.
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