Te Pūnaha Ātea – Space Institute has a range of facilities to support the end-to-end development of space hardware from concept to launch, and in-orbit operations.
Our facilities are used for our internal R&D, to support educational activities, and are also available to support external customer
The capabilities needed for successful space missions can also be applied to other sectors, e.g. aeronautics, automotive or marine industry where a harsh vibration operation environment is a concern. We would be happy to discuss your requirements and use of our facilities to help or host some of your activities, including performing bespoke analysis and tests. For more details contact: Frank May
Fabrication and Assembly
Our Prototype fabrication, assembly and integration facility includes a 40m2 ISO Class 7 clean room, to develop and functionally test new space hardware.
Mission Operations Control Centre (MOCC)
In-orbit activities, including satellite Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TTC) and Mission Data Centre to host and disseminate received mission payload data. Our MOCC will also host ongoing operations of the MethaneSAT mission.