In June 2020, Saber Astronautics was selected by The Department of Industry, Science, Innovation, and Resources in conjunction with the Australian Space Agency to develop Australia’s Mission Control Centre at Adelaide's Lot Fourteen, the site of the Australian Space Agency Headquarters. The company received a grant totalling $6 million from the Australian Government’s Space Infrastructure Fund.
The facility, officially named the Responsive Space Operations Centre (RSOC), is set to open in March this year. Consistent with Saber’s mission to bring space organisations ‘out of the stone-age’, the RSOC will be the world’s first professional control centre to use machine learning in daily spacecraft operations. Some of the many capabilities of the RSOC will include pre-flight testing, launch support and live operations during flight, which are all important steps in the lifespan of a space payload.