There is a requirement mattwnz. Rocket Lab need's FAA licencing and go ahead due to being a US company. The Humanity Star had to be given the OK by the US FAA and the NZ govt.
People hysterically claiming company A could just send up something bigger or brighter - um, how? Who are they going to get to do that for them? Not going to happen on any rocket remotely US due to aforementioned.
Some people just don't understand this, much like that idiot photographer. It's not going to be visible at all in New Zealand until the 20th of February. It orbits the earth every 90 minutes. It would be visible for MERE MINUTES.
Also don't understand why people keep saying 3 months, the website quite clearly says it will orbit for 9 months.