Te Pūnaha Ātea – Space Institute’s Mission Operation Control Centre (MOCC) offers support for in-house and external space missions and educational activities:
- Mission Control System to plan missions & control spacecraft in flight operations
- Mission Data Centre to host and disseminate received mission payload data
- RF ground stations to communicate with satellites plus connectivity to external GS networks
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Te Pūnaha Ātea Space Institute was proud to host Techweek 2022 event, "MethaneSAT: NZ's role in solving a climate challenge from space" in its new Mission Operations Control Centre.
The New Zealand space industry is taking off in a massive way, but to be the brightest star in the NZ$647 billion global space economy we need skilled workers. Te Pūnaha Ātea – Space Institute, at the University of Auckland is helping to address that need by offering courses that will shape New Zealand’s next generation of space scientists and engineers.
Te Pūnaha Ātea – Auckland Space Institute, a multidisciplinary centre of expertise in space science and engineering at the University of Auckland, has been chosen as the permanent host of the New Zealand based Mission Operations Control Centre (MOCC) for the MethaneSAT mission.
New Zealand’s first government funded space mission has taken a ‘giant leap’ with Auckland University’s Te Pūnaha Ātea-Auckland Space Institute announced as the permanent host of the New Zealand based mission control centre for a global methane tracking satellite.