Space combat is the fighting of two or more ships in space. Each ship uses upgrades, and either through luck, skill, or superior hardware, one will eventually win. When a faction is hostile against you, they will automatically engage in space combat with the player's ship. Also, if the player engages in friendly fire, then they ship they hit will turn hostile. If the ship is not too hostile, then the player can persuade the ship to break off their attack. Also if the player rams the other ship, the same can occur.