[image] This image is of the Milky Way as it rose to the east of Wellington’s south coast. The sky that night was tinted with colour as the distant galaxies of the Magellanic Clouds hovered above. Photo credit: Mark Gee.

 

New Zealand Space Agency

New Zealand’s unique location and conditions make it an attractive choice for an increasing amount of space activity.

One of the world’s first private orbital launch ranges is sited on our North Island’s east coast ready for frequent rocket launches.

High altitude balloons are lifting off from the South Island, and a new research institute plans to develop satellite data products to drive regional economic growth.

We have scientists involved in international astronomy teams searching for planets orbiting distant stars, and companies and students building satellites. We have engineers and technologists working in space-related activities such as in advanced materials and rocketry. Our space economy is taking off!

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The image at the top of the page is of the Milky Way as it rose to the east of Wellington’s south coast. The sky that night was tinted with colour as the distant galaxies of the Magellanic Clouds hovered above.
Photo credit: Mark Gee.