Aerospace Christchurch holds regular Meet Ups for the community to meet and hear the latest news and research in the industry
Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch attending an Aerospace Christchurch event
Megan Woods, NZ Minister of Research, Science and Innovation attends an Aerospace Christchurch event
Aerospace Christchurch Meet Ups feature guest speakers from different areas of the aerospace industry with a different theme at each event
The Inaugural New Zealand Aerospace Summit
In light of the government's announcement that New Zealand will be moving to the RED light level, we are currently reviewing all of the options regarding the upcoming Aerospace Summit. We are fully committed to hosting the Aerospace Summit as soon as possible this year and will be in touch shortly with more information.
Next Aerospace Meet Up
Aerospace Christchurch Meet Up #22
TBC / Ara Institute of Canterbury – City Campus
Keep an eye out for our next Meet Up in the new year!
Save The Date – Upcoming Meet Ups and Events
Monday 21st February at 8am / Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre – New Zealand Aerospace Summit
TBC / Ara Institute of Canterbury – Aerospace Christchurch Meet Up #22
Events in November 2021
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November 16, 2021(1 event)
5:30 pm: Aerospace Christchurch Mentoring End of Program Get Together
Join us for the Aerospace Christchurch Mentoring End Of Programme Get Together sponsored by the University of Canterbury, College of Engineering!
There will be a short presentation followed by plenty of time to network with your fellow mentees and mentors.
Please note the below event information:
5.30pm - Networking (Food & Drinks)
Hope to see you at the event!
A special thank you to our Event Sponsor, University of Canterbury, College of Engineering!
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November 30, 2021(1 event)
5:00 pm: Aerospace Christchurch Meet Up #21
Come along to our Meet Up to meet with fellow aerospacers and hear from some amazing speakers!
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Christchurch Central City
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December 4, 2021(1 event)
2:00 pm: British Interplanetary Society: Rolls Royce Nuclear Space Power
The West Midlands Branch presents:
Rolls Royce Nuclear Space Power, by Mike Crawforth
In this talk we will explore a broad overview of space nuclear power and propulsion systems, before diving into the current activities of Rolls-Royce, who are developing a nuclear fission reactor for space. We will cover the challenges of combining two of the world’s most complex domains, nuclear and space, and how Rolls-Royce plan to overcome these. Rolls-Royce are developing true multi-domain nuclear technology that can expand the possibilities of human activity in space whilst providing benefit here on terra firma as we drive to create a net zero sustainable world.
Speaker – Mike Crawforth
Mike Crawforth has worked for Rolls-Royce for the last nine years supporting the UK submarine programme in a variety of roles developing new components and systems. The UK’s nuclear submarines are powered by advanced reactors that can provide air independent power for decades without the need for refuelling. The challenges imposed in the subsea defence domain are similar to those imposed by the harsh environment of space (and access to it!) where Mike is now applying his skills to help Rolls-Royce develop a number of power and propulsion offerings for the space domain.
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“Christchurch is an ideal place to base our operations because it is a good location for flight testing, has less air traffic and relatively stable weather.”
Stefan Powell, Co-Founder and CTO, Dawn Aerospace