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Statutory review of space law starts 17 August 2021

The scheduled three-year review of the operation and effectiveness of the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017 begins today, MBIE Deputy Secretary Labour, Science and Enterprise Paul Stocks says.

NASA Scientist for a Day winners announced 14 June 2021

This year’s winners of the NASA Scientist for a Day competition are Sophie Ineson from Southland Girl’s High School (Year 7 & 8 category) and Lucia Mochel from Whangamata Area School (Year 9 & 10 category), the New Zealand Space Agency in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced today.

New Zealand joins Artemis Accords 01 June 2021

New Zealand has joined an international arrangement to support peaceful exploration and activity in outer space. Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash have announced the government has agreed to join the Artemis Accords, launched by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and now signed by eleven nations.

Critical milestone reached in New Zealand’s first government-funded space mission 23 April 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today welcomed the confirmation of the partners that will be working with the New Zealand Space Agency and non-profit NGO Environmental Defense Fund on a pioneering satellite mission designed to locate, quantify and speed the reduction of human-made methane emissions worldwide.

New Zealand universities first to benefit from space tech agreement 23 February 2021

A memorandum of understanding has been virtually signed between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) in Wellington and space and intelligence company Maxar Technologies at their headquarters in Westminster, Colorado, USA.