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Rocket Lab Named as Gold Sponsor of Actura's OneWorld Robotics Competition

OneWorld Robotics Competition Launches

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND – November 2019



Local Australian company, Actura has recently secured Rocket Lab, the New Zealand-founded global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, as honorary Gold Sponsor of Actura’s OneWorld Robotics Competition.

Rocket Lab builds and launches rockets dedicated to carrying small satellites to space. Rocket Lab has delivered 40 satellites to low Earth orbit on the Electron launch vehicle, enabling operations in space debris mitigation, Earth observation, ship and airplane tracking and radio communications. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Rocket Lab designs and manufactures the Electron launch vehicle, and Photon – an in-house designed and built customizable satellite platform. Together, Electron and Photon offer an all-inclusive spacecraft build and launch service for Rocket Lab customers. Rocket Lab operates launch sites in Mahia, New Zealand and Wallops Island, Virginia.

Rocket Lab has been signed as honorary Gold Sponsor of Actura’s global robotics competition that is set to commence in mid-November the OneWorld Robotics Competition. The competition will bring together students from around the world, from New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia. The students will grapple with the competition category of “Smart Cities” – dealing with such issues as global emissions, transport, travel, environmental impact and a consideration of the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) in alleviating the problems of our cities. As the Gold Sponsor, Rocket Lab will be present at the Auckland competition to judge the award entries and will have a Special Award (dedicated in the name of the company). Actura is delighted to have Rocket Lab be the honorary Gold Sponsor of the OneWorld Robotics Competition.

“We are delighted that Rocket Lab have been named as the Gold Sponsor of Actura’s OneWorld Robotics Competition for 2019. This will be a terrific addition to our inaugural global robotics competition”.

Charles Chung, CEO, Actura

A career in the aerospace industry can represent the pinnacle of STEAM education, and as the company operating the world’s only commercial small launch vehicle dedicated to small satellites, roles within Rocket Lab are highly sought after.


Established in Australia in 2014, Actura provides the leading STEAM learning solution comprising of in-class to out-of-class solutions. The FlipRobot range provides the ultimate robotic STEAM learning solution for the in-class environment. For the out-of-class solution, the CASE Space School International Study Program aims to deliver the best STEAM experience at the most inspiring organisation, NASA. With offices in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, China and with further international expansion on the horizon, Actura continues to seek to achieve its mission on a global scale.

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Contact: Actura Australia

Nerilee Chen – Marketing and Communications Specialist 

Phone: 1300 303 402 | Mobile: 0422 071 905

Email: nerilee.chen@actura.com.au  


Company Name: Actura Australia

Company Address: Sydney Office - Suite 2B, Level 2, 802 Pacific Highway, Gordon, NSW, 2072

Phone Number: 1300 303 402

Email Address: media@actura.com.au

Website Address: www.actura.com.au

Website Address: www.actura.co.nz

Rocket Lab: www.rocketlabusa.com

OneWorld Robotics Competition: www.oneworldrobotics.com