Te Pūnaha Ātea - Space Institute's new Mission Operations Centre

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

The MOCC has been selected as the ongoing host for Mission Operations of the MethaneSAT mission. Read more about Te Pūnaha Ātea’s role in this important climate science mission HERE.

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Te Pūnaha Ātea partners with industry to grow space workforce

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.

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