Outer Space Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 — 5:12 PM

The Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Bill has passed its first reading and been referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee.

This bill establishes a regulatory regime to govern space launches, including both launch vehicles and payloads (eg, satellites), from New Zealand and by New Zealand nationals operating overseas. It also provides a legal framework for high-altitude activities that originate from New Zealand.

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