Mission Control: Program Design

Closed 24 Sep 2019

Opened 3 Sep 2019

Published Responses

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The purpose of the Australian Space Agency (the Agency) is to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy and improves the lives of Australians. The Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF) is a $19.5 million investment over three years from 2019-20 in seven infrastructure projects to drive the growth of Australia’s space sector.

The SIF specifically aligns with the National Civil Space Priority Areas and the national and international pillars identified in the Australian Civil Space Strategy. It targets seven infrastructure related projects, one of which is to design and build a Mission Control Centre in Adelaide, South Australia. The intended aim of the Mission Control Centre is to provide a platform for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and researchers to control small satellite missions and to provide access to space-enabled data.

Why We Are Consulting

The Agency is currently undertaking public consultation to inform the design of the Mission Control Centre grant opportunity guidelines (a grant under the Space Infrastructure Fund). The Agency is seeking your consideration of the proposed objectives and delivery framework for the Mission Control Centre, and welcomes your comments and feedback during the consultation phase.

Consultation paper

Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF): Mission Control Centre Consultation Paper

Consultation sessions

To support the submission process, we will be holding a face to face question and answer session in Adelaide.

Location: Mural Room, Ground Floor, Eleanor Harrald Building, Frome Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Date: 20th September 2019

Time: 10am - 12pm


This consultation session is intended for the broader space industry and those who intend to submit comments on the program design, they are not open to media. Should media be interested in a briefing, contact media@space.gov.au


The online portal will open on September 2019 and remain open until 11:59pm AEST on 24 September 2019. Submissions will be published on this website unless marked as confidential.

What Happens Next

Request for comments on the Australian Space Agency's Mission Control Centre program development are now closed. Responses have been used to inform the Agency as it seeks to obtain policy approval from the Australian Government to develop the Grant Guidelines.


  • Start-ups
  • Small to Medium Enterprise Space Businesses
  • Researchers
  • Educational institutions


  • Space
  • Mission control program
  • Space Infrastructure Fund