There are 8 human factions in the Shallow Space universe:
The 3 core empire factions with overall control of the majority of humanity.
The 3 mighty corporations, nipping at the emperors heels for dominance
The 2 subversive authorities living outside of the core worlds of Shallow Space in the fringe colonies nibbling at the edges of the Imperium.
Some of the factions are further split into subordinate authorities or companies, some with Elite units and/or special abilities. Find out about the next revealed corporate faction 'Incorporated' over on the blog...
"[Abbreviated: ICN] INC runs the Corporate Staryards (CSY), the largest ship building facility in Shallow Space. CSY leads the field in artificial intelligence, negative space research and combat computing. Their modular design philosophy allows quick production and turn around between their various designs however this necessitates"