I am assuming that the strategy to this game will be in the logistics planning, how you manage your galactic resources and how you move/place your military. Just like in real life.
I would guess that the fighters will be automated. You will probably give out a command to a wing or group of fighters and they will then follow your orders. I think that the capitol ships might work in a similar fashion. The space battles will probably function with the player being in the role of an admilral barking out commands to the crews and pilots.
Go big or go home.