The American-led Artemis Accords, signed this week by NZ, could lead to a more privatised, US-dominated future of space exploitation.
Rocket Lab risks 'drawing NZ into supporting the weaponisation of space and the related nuclear arms race', say critics.
The next Rocket Lab mission will include a military satellite designed to improve the targeting capabilities of US warfighters.
What was onboard Rocket Lab's launch for the US government in January? The public wasn’t allowed to know, and still isn’t.
'Birds of a Feather', is the first launch for a US spy agency from NZ. Here's what we know – and even more importantly, what we don’t.
As the extent of involvement continues to grow, questions arise around the trade-offs, and the absence of public debate.
The launch of satellites for private companies that sell data to spy agencies raises fresh concerns about New Zealand's fledgling space industry.
The government has deliberately limited public understanding of Rocket Lab's US military connections in order to support American security interests, documents show.
The Kiwi success story is working for an agency that developed stealth aircraft and the scheme to bombard Vietnam with Agent Orange.
Rocket Lab is celebrated as a positive New Zealand success story. Yet it is funded in part by the world’s largest weapons manufacturer, and many of its key contracts are with the US military and its suppliers