Warp speed ahead? Not without space licences, says MBIE

Warp speed ahead? Not without space licences, says MBIE
Peter Beck's RocketLab is the only company in NZ with a space launch licence. (Image: RocketLab)
Dileepa Fonseka
The government ministry responsible for space has revealed it can't issue new launch licences.  In a briefing to the incoming minister of space, Judith Collins, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) said it does not have enough personnel to examine applications properly. And according to the briefing document, getting the right staff or contractors would require more money.The revelation potentially throws a spanner in the works of National’s ambitious plans for the space industry, which include creating...

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