New Zealand Space Policy Review consultation
This is the web version of the New Zealand Space Policy Review consultation document that was out for public consultation from 5 September to 31 October 2022.
Consultation has now closed. Thank you to all those who provided feedback.
MBIE has commissioned PublicVoice to collate all submissions and other feedback received through the course of the consultation and produce a summary of feedback report. The summary of feedback report will be available on this website in due course.
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This section outlines questions you might find it helpful to consider when providing your feedback, how to make a submission, and how your feedback will be used.
The New Zealand Space Agency engages with multiple government agencies to ensure space policies are consistent with New Zealand’s obligations, laws and interests.
New Zealand’s values speak to who we are as a nation and how we act in the world. The chapter notes the values that the New Zealand government aims to reflect and promote through space activities, engagements and the use of space technologies.
The New Zealand government supports the growth of an innovative and inclusive space sector. A 2019 report from Deloitte showed that the New Zealand space sector contributed $1.69 billion to the economy and supported 12,000 jobs in 2018/19.
Space plays an important role in protecting New Zealand and New Zealanders, including our national security and economic interests.
MBIE regulates the use of all launch vehicles, facilities, payloads, and high-altitude vehicles from New Zealand under the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017 (the Act).
New Zealand is one of the few countries that has space launch capability. This gives us a credible voice internationally, and a responsibility to actively preserve the benefits of space for future generations and other nations across the world.
Sustainability supports our economic, national security, regulatory and international interests in space. We want to ensure that both space and Earth environments are sustainably used to preserve their benefits for future generations.