In the lead up to the centre’s recent launch in March 2021, South Australia has become a magnet for all manner of space enthusiasts, experts, innovators, investors and 100 recently formed Aussie space companies – each dedicated to pushing the country’s space agenda to the next frontier.
In the thick of it all is Saber Astronautics, Australia’s largest mission control provider and government grant winner to bring the centre to life.
“It’s wonderful to see Australia leaping ahead, looking to do business differently, tackling the hard problems, and making a serious play for space. Space is an emerging industry, with huge potential for growth across enterprise, jobs, skills and technology. This is the first professional control centre in the world, and uses machine learning and 3D gaming technologies in daily spacecraft operations. As our Prime Minister said at launch, the Centre will provide critical new capability here on home soil. This has been nothing less than our dream job,” says Dr Jason Held, CEO of Saber Astronautics.