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Lead scientist named for MethaneSAT team 19 August 2020

NIWA’s carbon cycling expert, Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher will lead a team of key New Zealand scientists as part of MethaneSAT, an international space mission helping tackle climate change, announced Dr Peter Crabtree, MBIE’s General Manager Science, Innovation & International.

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.