The Infinite Space website has been updated with a short statement about how this effects the game:
What that means for the game is that the plans for the Beta are currently on pause until further notice while we explore the options for a co-publishing partnership. For the time being, nothing will change. When we know for sure what the future holds for us, we will keep you informed.I wonder if this explains why the weekly ship updates have stopped recently on the Infinite Space website. I certainly hope a co-publisher is found, as Infinite Space looked to be a much more laid-back approach to Trek gaming than Star Trek Online.