New Zealand Space Agency
Set up in 2016, the New Zealand Space Agency is the lead government agency for space policy, regulation and business development.
We are the front door for space activity in New Zealand – the lead government agency for space policy, regulation and business development.
New Zealand offers many advantages to industry leaders, research institutions and innovative start-ups.
The New Zealand Space Agency regulates launch vehicles reaching outer space, launch facilities, high-altitude vehicles and payloads such as satellites through licences and permits.
Space is of immense strategic importance around the world, and New Zealand’s unique location and conditions make it an attractive choice for an increasing amount of space activity.
Our regulatory regime supports the growth of a safe, responsible and secure space industry, which meets our international obligations and manages any liability arising from our obligations as a launching state.
The NASA International Internship Programme is an opportunity for New Zealand tertiary students to work collaboratively on research with a NASA mentor.
How to get in touch with the New Zealand Space Agency if you would like more information or have a question.