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Malta National Space Strategy


From: Ministry for Equality, Research and Innovation
​Published: 21 January 2022
Running till: 4 March 2022
​Last Updated: ​7 March 2022

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The draft National Space Strategy document, provides a model for the development of the space sector in the Maltese Islands.  It provides an ambitious but realistic roadmap so that by 2027 Malta will have made concrete progress towards an economically sustainable and internationally-respected space sector, with ancillary economic services, thus creating quality employment careers for the future.

It has been developed within the context of existing national policy documents to ensure coherence and complements our economy’s growth directionality. The Strategy is driven by a set of thematic goals, covering the themes which are considered crucial for the achievement of the enabling vision, founded upon five strategic pillars:

Pillar 1 – FDI and Space Business attraction
Pillar 2 – Space Innovation
Pillar 3 – Develop and Attract Skilled Human Capital
Pillar 4 – International Regulatory Compliance
Pillar 5 – Emerging Technology

This Strategy also incorporates Malta’s new Space Policy Framework, by way of an extensive update and expansion of the 2017 MCST Space Policy aimed at providing a solid guidance and policy direction to support the initial growth of a novel space economy in Malta until 2027, following which, the national strategic direction will be adjusted and updated in line with sectoral requirements, as deemed necessary. This strategy thus represents Government’s future policy direction and ambitious evolution of Malta’s initial National Space Policy, published by the MCST in 2017.

2.        Consultation Questions

    1. Is the envisaged vision for the implementation of Malta’s Space Strategy comprehensive enough?
    2. Are there any other areas with potential carrying capacity that could be further included and/or addressed by way of additional key strategic actions.

Such information on the pillars and the envisaged strategic actions may be viewed in attached public consultation document.

Interested public entities, and private operators, as well as the general public are invited to recommend strategic initiatives and actions that could be undertaken within the ambit of the draft Strategy’s five pillars.

3.        Documents

Space Strategy EN Online.pdfSpace Strategy EN.pdf
4.        Submission of input
Submissions were sent in by email to the address:

Submissions were received by 4 March 2022.
We thank you for your input.

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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.​

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