LEO New Zealand Limited



Who We Are

Our Mission


Develop technology and vehicles that reach toward space

Facilitate the growth of space technology in New Zealand

Foster an interest in the next generation for space technology



Jim Hefkey  ME, Dip Bus, CSBM,

My interest in space began after receiving a letter from John Glen during his Friendship 7 days. Further contact with NASA as the result of school science projects strengthened this interest eventually leading to a start-up group of model rocketeers in high school about the time of the first moon landings.

After a long hiatus which included moving across the world and earning an engineering degree the interest in space was renewed. Currently an active member of the NZ Rocketry association and a foundation member of the KiwiSpace Foundation.

Working as a freelance consulting engineer and educator gives me the opportunity to explore and foster this fascinating branch of science.