Adelaide, Australia -- Saber Astronautics, a space mission operations company, celebrates today the official opening of its brand new Adelaide-based office by the Hon. Peter Malinauskas MP Premier of South Australia.
This new facility, located within the Bice Building at Lot Fourteen, will serve as Saber’s primary place of business in South Australia, and includes both software development and new spacecraft design facilities.
The Australian space sector is quickly growing with hundreds of new space missions being planned in the commercial and Defence sectors. Australia alone saw 120 startups since the birth of their space agency in 2017, creating thousands of new high-tech jobs. Saber’s spacecraft Concurrent Design facility will help projects develop their ideas for approval by government agencies as well as support investor decisions. Likewise, government agencies can use the facility to design future missions of national interest.
Dr Jason Held, CEO for Saber Astronautics, explains, “Australian industry has great ideas for missions of strategic importance such as climate change, agriculture, mining, and Defence. This facility is a collaborative space for people to access nearly a decade of exceptional capabilities and design new missions for the future.”
Since the opening of the Responsive Space Operations Centre™ (RSOC) within the Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen, Saber has more than doubled its presence in South Australia. The new facility will be Saber’s headquarters in South Australia, working collaboratively with governments, innovators, and businesses.
“The Saber Astronautics office has been ingeniously designed to serve as a hub for pivotal conversations surrounding the future of the space industry in Australia. By blending elements of science fiction and architectural innovation, this remarkable space creates an immersive experience that fuels imagination, sparks innovation, and invites individuals to dream beyond the confines of the ordinary,” said Alcami Architecture’s Director, Victor Alcami.
Saber is proud to thank Alcami Architecture in collaboration with Saber’s Director Andreas Antoniades for the design, and Shape who led the construction. Saber Astronautics is extremely grateful to everyone involved in the completion of this project, and looks forward to the utilisation of the space going forward.