Space vehicle launches

​Anyone planning a space vehicle launch where material may be deposited on the seabed in the EEZ must notify us.

Depositing jettisoned material into the EEZ from a space vehicle launched from New Zealand is allowed without a permit, so long as certain rules are followed.

Here you'll find information about ongoing activities, or activities about to commence.

For more information about how this activity is regulated, see the section "Undertake a space vehicle launch".

Rocket Lab Plus

Space vehicle launch notification

We have received a pre-activity notification from Rocket Lab for the launch of an electron orbital launch rocket - Mission ID: Pics or it Didn't Happen. The launch window extends from 4 July 2020 to 17 July 2020. 

Read the pre-activity notice (pdf, 199 KB)