Renewal of the Space Strategy

At the end of 2023, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment launched an update of the national space strategy. The strategy is due to be completed by the end of 2024. The update focuses on the wider utilisation of space services in society, especially from the perspectives of security, defence and security of supply. Finland's previous space strategy dates back to 2018.

Finnish and international space activities have developed considerably since the previous strategy was drawn up. In 2018, the first Finnish satellite was launched into orbit, and since then, significant growth has taken place in the space sector. At the end of 2023, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment had granted a licence for 27 Finnish satellites, and Finnish space companies had raised approximately EUR 300 million in private funding.

In the future, space services will become an increasingly important part of society's functions. By utilising space services, many everyday matters, such as air traffic control or the planning of the discharge of hydroelectric power plants, can be developed to be smoother, more efficient and safer.

The working group preparing the updating of the strategy is led by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and it involves a wide range of experts from different administrative branches. The working group is chaired by Tero Vihavainen. The steering group is the Space Committee, chaired by Maija Lönnqvist.

More information:

Tero Vihavainen - tero.vihavainen(at)
Tuija Ypyä - tuija.ypya(at)