New Zealand Space Agency
Set up in 2016, the New Zealand Space Agency is the lead government agency for space policy, regulation and sector development.
We are the front door for space activity in New Zealand – the lead government agency for space policy, regulation and sector development.
Our international engagement programme includes visits to, and discussions with other national space agencies, potential investors and entrepreneurs and other government regulators.
Astronauts may be the most well-known space workers, but there’s so much more to your future space career! Space is complex and requires workers with a variety of skills across science, engineering, technology, and more, including areas like communications and law.
Find out how your space career could take off!
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.
Keep up to date with the latest news and activities from the New Zealand Space Agency.
NZSpaceTalk keeps you updated on developments in the sector - including new technologies, what NZ researchers and students are up to, and guest pieces from thought leaders and industry.
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 (usually known 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 2023 NASA JPL interns have been announced. Watch this space for further updates.
- Foreword from the Minister
- Have your say
- The New Zealand government's role in space policy development
- Supporting New Zealand's values and interests
- Growing an innovative and inclusive space sector
- Protecting and advancing our national security and economic interests
- Regulating to ensure space activities are safe and secure
- Promoting the responsible uses of space internationally
- Modelling sustainable space and Earth environments
How to get in touch with the New Zealand Space Agency if you would like more information or have a question.