Communication via satellites was introduced and experts learned to utilise images and data collected by remote sensing satellites.
Finland joins COSPAR (Committee on Space Research)
Finland joins the UN Space Law Treaties and Principles
Ionosphere and earth magnetic field research. Radio technology development.
Scientific instrument cooperation with Sweden and the Soviet Union: Plasma analyser for the Pho-bos-1 probe, Aspera was launched towards Mars in 1988. European cooperation increasing.
Finland becomes a Member State of EUMETSAT
Finland becomes an associated state of ESA
The Finnish Space Committee is established
ESA programmes: Science, navigation, remote sensing, telecommunications, space security. Bilateral projects with NASA, Canada, Russia and European countries.
Finland joins the European Union. Finland becomes a member of the European Space Agency
EU Space Programmes: Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus
Finland becomes a member of the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
New business opportunities for space activities, so-called New Space, will also add new actors in Finland.
Space Strategy 2013 - 2020
First Finnish satellites: Aalto-1 2017 and Iceye X-1 2018
Chairmanship of the Arctic Council
ESA BIC is established
Act on Space Activities enters into force
Business Finland’s New Space Economy Programme launched
Space Strategy 2019 - 2025
Finland becomes a member of the United Nations Space Committee (COPUOS)
Update of the Finnish Space Committee
Presidency of EU Council