The Finnish Space Committee steers the implementation of Finland’s Space Strategy

Finland’s national space strategy was updated in autumn 2018 to reflect the major transformation taking place in the sector. The so-called New Space Economy is shaping the industry with the introduction of small satellites and private launching services that enable more affordable and easier access to space, as well as new globally scalable business models This reshaping will fundamentally change the space industry’s actors, roles and practices. New private service providers will complement the satellite systems funded and operated by public organisations. Finland’s expertise and competence have, over the decades, reached an internationally competitive level; this is something that Finland will benefit from in the global transformation of the space industry.

The Finnish Space Committee will direct and supervise the implementation of the strategy. The Finnish Space Committee sets annual priorities for the implementation of the strategy and draws up an annual report on the implementation of the strategy.

The priorities for the implementation of the strategy in 2021 are: 

  • Sustainable use of space
  • Influencing the EU in accordance with Finland's priorities
  • Green and digital transition
  • Safety
  • Anticipation of future technology and usage needs 
  • Ensuring the competence base