This is the guide which outlines the different enemy types and how they operate.
Enemy Types Overview
Earliest of the enemy types that are in encountered in Space Crew is the Light Fighter, as Hewpenn Garret's (First Champion) bounty details reveals.
It has one small laser as armament and strafes your Cruiser.
Resembles the light fighter but bigger.
It comes with two lasers as armament and strafes your Cruiser.
Named that as revealed by Vorb Kibb's (First Champion) bounty details.
It has four cannons attached to two turrets, one at the bottom front and the second at the top rear. It flies besides, above, below, front or rear to your Cruiser and matches your speed, then it turrets will pop out of the gunship and start firing at you. It is somewhat similar to the Bf 110 in Bomber Crew and Vorb Kibb uses it by flying above your Cruiser and firing while upside down, much like Merrick Jager. Vorb Kibb uses a modified version of it where the bottom turret is missing and only the top one is used.
Shown since the trailers.
It flies behind your Cruiser, attaches itself to your cargobay where 2-3 Phasmid boarders will attack your ship's modules and your crew. When it is attached to your cargobay you cannot purge it. There is an up-armored variant of it.
Name revealed by the bounty details of the third Phasmid Champion.
It flies close to your Cruiser and starts firing a green laser at one of your modules, after some time that module becomes damaged and has to be fixed unless the Hacker Craft is destroyed or the Cruiser is attempting evasive maneuvers.
Beam Fighter Craft
Name from the fourth champion's bounty details.
Like the other fighters, it strafes your Cruiser.
Appears in the second critical mission.
It is the largest of enemy ships and has a huge laser cannon at the bottom of it. It is destroyed by destroying 5-6 (Need confirmation) shield generators and then flying below it and firing at its reactor.
Name revealed by the fifth Champion's bounty details.
Strafes your Cruiser. fires three shots at once.
Named due to their weakness and amount.
Apparently comes from another ship. (Needs confirmation) Flies in formation and fires lasers at you.
Name revealed by the sixth Champion's bounty details.
It fires green balls that stick to your ship and radiate a small area for a short amount of time.
Drone Swarm Mothership
Name attributed to its ability.
It is the source of the Drone Swarm.