Saber Astronautics, a prominent space technology company, proudly announces a $1.2 million contract from the US Space Force (USSF) to develop CisLunar manoeuvre planning capabilities. The USSF funded this contract under the US Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II program, highlighting Saber Astronautics’ commitment to advancing space domain awareness and enhancing the safety and efficiency of space operations.
In collaboration with Purdue University’s world-class astrodynamics team, Saber
Astronautics aims to revolutionize the prediction and management of satellites travelling in space between Earth and Moon’s orbit. Otherwise known as “CisLunar”, the
region is gaining attention from both military and commercial organizations. This
partnership combines Saber’s expertise in space technology with Purdue University’s renowned astrodynamics research to address the unique challenges presented by the CisLunar environment.
Saber Astronautics will leverage this partnership to develop innovative methods for
predicting and planning satellite manoeuvres in this challenging regime. This research
will enable the USSF to improve its Space Domain Awareness capabilities by providing
more accurate tracking and monitoring of satellites operating in these complex regimes.
One of the most exciting aspects of this project is the direct deployment of these
capabilities to space operators through Saber Astronautics’ Space Domain Awareness
software, Space Cockpit™. Currently in use by the USSF and over 2000 operators
worldwide, Space Cockpit™ offers operators a powerful tool for monitoring and
managing space assets.
With the addition of these new capabilities, Space Cockpit™ users will gain access to a
sandbox environment where they can model threats and plan manoeuvres in
non-standard orbits. This feature will empower operators to anticipate and respond to
potential challenges, ensuring the safety and security of critical space assets.
Dr. Jason Held, CEO of Saber Astronautics, expressed his enthusiasm for the project,
saying, “We are thrilled to collaborate with the US Space Force on this
This contract represents a significant advancement in our
own spaceflight capabilities and provide the tools operators need to succeed in the
complex CisLunar environment. Our partnership with Purdue University’s
astrodynamics team further reinforces our commitment to bringing cutting-edge
research and innovation into real-world operational use.”
Saber Astronautics is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of space technology and
providing solutions that enhance space situational awareness and operational
effectiveness. This contract with the USSF underscores the company’s expertise and its
ability to deliver transformative capabilities for the space community.
For more information about Saber Astronautics and its innovative space technology
solutions, please visit saberastro.com.