New Zealand’s aerospace industry is getting a boost through cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is expected to enhance its capabilities and potentially lead to joint space missions, New Zealand’s Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods said Wednesday.
According to him, 12 New Zealand The organization has been selected to work with world-leading experts at DLR to complete a feasibility study for cooperation in the fields of propulsion, space communications, and remote sensing technology.
DLR is a German national research center that carries out research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, outer space, energy, transportation, security and digitization.
Woods said the feasibility study would lead to larger-scale collaborations, potentially including with New Zealand-German space mission.
“Our government has helped accelerate growth including through enabling regulatory regimes for space, the Air Space Integration Test Program and investment in the MethaneSAT climate change space mission,” the minister said.
About 900,000 New Zealand dollars in funding have been allocated to 12 space technology projects of 28 million Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment New Zealand dollars in the Catalyst Fund, which is devoted to developing partnerships with international research organizations.
“The recipients of this funding range from universities and research organizations to start-ups – many of which are conducting groundbreaking research for the future of our aerospace industry,” said Woods.
“German is one of New Zealand’s leading science and innovation partners and DLR houses some of the world’s most advanced aerospace technology capabilities. It is a natural partnership that allows New Zealand to engage in cutting-edge aerospace research, “said Woods.
“New Zealand has a unique competitive advantage that helps enable growth in the aerospace industry, including our geographic location and innovative thinking,” he said.
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