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Last Reviewed: August 2023

The New Zealand Space Agency under the department of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the leading government agency for space policy, regulation and sector development. The National Space Policy of New Zealand guides the State space activity and is crafted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017 is the cornerstone regulating mechanism of New Zealand's space activity. To understand and manage security implications for outer space the MBIE works across government with the National Security Group, Government Communications Security Bureau, New Zealand Security Intelligence Service, New Zealand Defence Force, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Additional key positions include New Zealand's political commitment not to conduct destructive direct-ascent anti-satellite tests.