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Design a Satellite Mission winners announced 21 November 2022

From measuring heat loss to tracking blue whales, student creativity soared in entries to this year’s New Zealand Space Agency Design a Satellite Mission essay competition.

Space and Aerospace consultations closing soon 26 October 2022

Monday 31 October is the final day to have your say on the New Zealand Space Policy Review and development of the Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy.

Agreement strengthens NZ-German cooperation in space 27 September 2022

A shared commitment to the safe, secure and responsible use of outer space is at the heart of a new agreement between the New Zealand Space Agency and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

Announcing the key consultation dates for the space policy review 21 September 2022

MBIE is seeking feedback on your interests in space and the values and objectives that underpin New Zealand's space policies.

Partnership between Air New Zealand, NASA, and the New Zealand Space Agency lifts off 15 September 2022

In a world-first approach, a next-generation sensor installed in an Air New Zealand Q300 has taken its first flight, collecting scientific data as it is flown across the country.

Launching the aerospace sector strategy 05 September 2022

The government today opened consultation on the Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy at the inaugural New Zealand Aerospace Summit in Christchurch, with further financial support for the ambitions of the sector also being announced.

NZ researchers partnering with international space company 29 July 2022

The Innovative Partnerships team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has signed an agreement with United States commercial space company Axiom Space Inc that will help New Zealand researchers advance world-leading space science and technology

NZ space sector set to star in Moon mission 27 June 2022

The New Zealand space sector is set to star in NASA’s CAPSTONE moon mission – with Rocket Lab launching a satellite to the Moon from New Zealand in June, and the lift-off of a separate NASA-NZ lunar research project, New Zealand Space Agency Manager Andrew Johnson says.

MBIE releases report into statutory review of space 12 May 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released a report into the operation and effectiveness of New Zealand’s space regulatory regime. A review of the Outer Space and High-Altitude Activities Act (OSHAA Act) was required by law after it had been in place for 3 years.