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Winning Kiwi school pupils dream up an inspiring future in space 04 December 2019

New entrant pupils in Room 3 at Hope School in the Tasman District have won an online meet and greet with a NASA astronaut after dreaming up a creative entry to the New Zealand Space Agency’s ‘Message to the Future’ competition.

$3 million invested in space science partnerships through Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund 12 November 2019

Six New Zealand research projects have received $500,000 each to fund the development of innovative space technologies including satellite control systems and ocean and coastal monitoring satellites.

New Zealand joins MethaneSAT climate mission in space 07 November 2019

New Zealand has joined its first official space mission as a country to combat climate change and the mission control centre will be located in New Zealand.

Approved satellites launched from NZ reveal their diversity 17 October 2019

The New Zealand Space Agency has released information about satellite payloads approved for launch by Rocket Lab from its Māhia launch complex, showing the diverse range of organisations using New Zealand for space operations.

World’s first ‘next-generation’ space radar unveiled in Naseby 16 October 2019

Silicon Valley start-up LeoLabs have unveiled the first ‘next generation’ space radar outside of the United States today in Naseby, Central Otago.

NZ teachers go stratospheric on international high altitude plane, SOFIA 15 July 2019

Eight of the South Island’s most outstanding science teachers have been selected to fly on board NASA and German Aerospace Centre’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) while it operates out of Christchurch this winter.

New pilot enables Space Agency to track satellites launched from NZ 26 June 2019

The New Zealand Space Agency (NZSA) is continuing to build its capability as a regulator of space activity with a new pilot project which allows officials to see real-time information on the orbital position of satellites launched from New Zealand.