Edinburgh, 6 October 2022. – The New Zealand Space Agency and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action BMWK signed an agreement to promote the safe, secure and responsible use of outer space, the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment stated.
Both countries are aiming to maximise the economic, environmental and social benefits of space activities and technology. The Space Collaboration Arrangement therefore formalizes global norms in space, opening up the opportunity for closer regulatory, policy and research collaboration. It also paves the way for engagement in space security, space object detecting and tracking as well as expanding commercial ties.
The countries’ strong history of science and innovation collaboration started with an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation in 1977.