Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series

Making Space in Southland


Robin McNeill


Engineering Projects and Ground Segment Station Manager Great South Southland Regional Development Agency Invercargill, New Zealand

Time & Place

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:00:00 NZST in E12 Lecture Theatre


Southland’s multi-million dollar space activities are critical for launching and operating satellites. University of Canterbury alumnus Mr Robin McNeill will explain why the Awarua Satellite Ground Station is so important to the international space community, what is involved in tracking rockets and satellites, and how his work benefits the New Zealand space community. He will also describe the developments occurring to make Space 3.0, “the democratising of space”, a reality in New Zealand.


Mr McNeill is a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand and a Senior Member of IEEE. He was presented the Rabone Award for Engineering Excellence in 2016 and is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.