Space vehicle launches

Anyone who launches a space vehicle that deposits material in the EEZ or Continental Shelf must meet certain reporting requirements.

See the space launches that have taken place over the Exclusive Economic Zone.

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: As the Crow Flies. The launch window extends from 15/10/2019 to 28/10/2019. The rocket launch followed the projected trajectory from Mahia Peninsula.

Read the pre-activity notice (pdf 194KB)

Read the post-activity notice (pdf 542KB)

 Commenced: 17 October 2019

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: Look Ma, No Hands. The launch window extends from 18/8/2019 to 31/8/2019. The rocket launch followed the projected trajectory from Mahia Peninsula. 

Read the pre-activity notice (pdf 198KB)

Read the post-activity notice (pdf 700KB)

Commenced: 20 August 2019

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: Make it Rain . The launch window extends from 27/6/2019 to 10/7/2019. The rocket launch followed the projected trajectory from Mahia Peninsula.

Read the pre-activity notice (pdf 608 KB)

Read the post-activity report (pdf 685 KB)

Commenced: 4:30 pm, 29 June 2019

Space vehicle launch notification

We received a pre-activity notification from Rocket Lab for the launch of an electron orbital launch rocket - mission I.D STP-27RD. Rocket Lab completed the launch on 5 May 2019. The EPA issued a waiver of a procedural requirement for this activity. The rocket launch followed the projected trajectory from Mahia Peninsula.

Read the pre-activity notice (pdf 639 KB)

Read the Post-activity report (pdf 552 KB)

Commenced: 6:00 pm, 5 May 2019

Space vehicle launch notification

We received a pre-activity, post activity notification and quarterly report from Rocket Lab for the successful launch of electron orbital launch vehicle - mission I.D 'YELLOWFIN'. The rocket launch followed the projected trajectory from Mahia Peninsula.

Read the Pre-activity notice (pdf 249KB)

Read the Post-activity notice (pdf 943KB)

Read the quarterly Post-activity notice (pdf 356KB)

Commenced 12:27 pm, 29 March 2019

Space vehicle launch notification

We received a pre-activity and post activity notification from Rocket Lab for the launch of an electron orbital launch vehicle - mission I.D 'ELaNa XIX'. Rocket Lab completed the launch from the Mahia Peninsula.

Read the Pre-activity notice (pdf 283KB)

Read the Post-activity report (pdf 770KB)

Commenced: 7.33pm, 16 December 2018

Space vehicle launch notification

We received a pre-activity notification from Rocket Lab for the launch of its electron orbital launch vehicle - mission I.D 'BUSINESSTIME'. Rocket Lab completed a launch from the Mahia Peninsula, November 2018. The EPA issued a waiver of a procedural requirement for this activity.

Read the Pre-activity notice (pdf 273KB)

Read the Post-activity report (pdf 734KB)

Commenced: 4:50 pm, 11 November 2018

Space vehicle launch notification

We received notification from Rocket Lab for a test launch named 'STILLTESTING' for its second launch of its electron orbital launch vehicle. Rocket lab completed the launch on 21 January 2018.

Read the Pre-activity notice (pdf 329KB)

Read the Post-activity report (pdf 475KB)

Commenced: 2:43 pm, 21 January 2018

Space vehicle launch notification

We received notification from Rocket Lab for a test launch named 'ITSATEST' for the first launch of its electron orbital launch vehicle. Rocket Lab completed the launch, May 2017.

Read the Pre-activity notice (pdf 503KB)

Read the Post-activity report (pdf 182KB)

Commenced: 4:20pm, 25 May 2017