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From Aerospace Engineering to Space Policy and working for the NZ Space Agency: An Interview with Kate Breach

July 18, 2021 Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom Episode 30
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From Aerospace Engineering to Space Policy and working for the NZ Space Agency: An Interview with Kate Breach
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From Aerospace Engineering to Space Policy and working for the NZ Space Agency: An Interview with Kate Breach
Jul 18, 2021 Episode 30
Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

An interview with Kate Breach, an aerospace technical specialist at the New Zealand Space Agency.  Kate is an aeronautical engineer who has worked on military fighter jets and helicopters in New Zealand and the UK, led a team of UN military armistice inspectors in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, represented New Zealand  at international space meetings including the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and regulatesd space rockets and satellites launched from New Zealand. In her current role, Kate engages with New Zealand space companies, universities, international space companies and other national space agencies to help further develop the New Zealand space sector, providing technical input and advice to the New Zealand Space Agency.

 Kate graduated from University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with Honours before working as an Engineering Officer in both the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the Royal Air Force in the UK, where she led a team of engineers working on Eurofighter fighter jets.  She holds a Master of International Relations and has worked in corporate business development and project management roles and in foreign policy for New Zealand, before joining the New Zealand Space Agency.

In this interview, we are going to talk about Kate's career journey and how her engineering background, combined with international relations, policy, and business has led her to working for the NZ Space Agency.

Hosted by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder and CEO, SpaceBase
Music: reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons (3.0)

If you like our work, please consider donating to SpaceBase through The Gift Trust or RSF Social Finance (for US charitable donations) and indicate "SpaceBase" gift account.

Resources
NZ Space Agency
NZSA Careers In Space


Show Notes

An interview with Kate Breach, an aerospace technical specialist at the New Zealand Space Agency.  Kate is an aeronautical engineer who has worked on military fighter jets and helicopters in New Zealand and the UK, led a team of UN military armistice inspectors in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, represented New Zealand  at international space meetings including the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and regulatesd space rockets and satellites launched from New Zealand. In her current role, Kate engages with New Zealand space companies, universities, international space companies and other national space agencies to help further develop the New Zealand space sector, providing technical input and advice to the New Zealand Space Agency.

 Kate graduated from University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with Honours before working as an Engineering Officer in both the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the Royal Air Force in the UK, where she led a team of engineers working on Eurofighter fighter jets.  She holds a Master of International Relations and has worked in corporate business development and project management roles and in foreign policy for New Zealand, before joining the New Zealand Space Agency.

In this interview, we are going to talk about Kate's career journey and how her engineering background, combined with international relations, policy, and business has led her to working for the NZ Space Agency.

Hosted by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder and CEO, SpaceBase
Music: reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons (3.0)

If you like our work, please consider donating to SpaceBase through The Gift Trust or RSF Social Finance (for US charitable donations) and indicate "SpaceBase" gift account.

Resources
NZ Space Agency
NZSA Careers In Space