Once again, you need to read the quote more carefully. It doesnt say anything about COMBAT.
You're right. I'm so sorry.
I am borderline illiterate today.
Unlike Star Trek: Online, Star Trek Infinite Space does not feature any kid of direct ground based gameplay. Instead, away missions basically play out like in similar fashion to the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books of old.
That is a bummer: so scaling is off and away-team missions without actually visiting strange new worlds?
Mission types will be a mix between exploration, diplomatic relations, and combat. The exploration aspects will allow you to scan planets by sending probes to the planet's surface (this supplements the lack of any ground based exploration missions).