The space sector holds various opportunities and investing in this area provides national and commercial interests. It provides capabilities to solve challenges such as climate change, agriculture, maritime, health and industry.  Space has become the new venue to socioeconomic development. Malta’s strategic location, its access to the EU market, its human capital and its government’s progressive stance towards technology gives it a unique opportunity to commercialise the use of outer space. Our vision is to use the potential attributed to space economy as a new contributor to Malta’s economic growth and job creation.

The Government’s aim is to create a regulatory framework and incentives which improves Malta’s attractiveness and capability to capitalise upon commercial activities related to the outer space. This framework aims at positioning Malta as a place where companies operating in the space industry can operate from. This will generate jobs and promote generations towards space-related education. Our objective is to strengthen Malta’s appeal as a hub for foreign investment in this sector and attract foreign direct investment for the setup of satellite and space mining companies. We are committed to develop tailor made incentives for the establishment of space start-ups and satellite communication companies to register their operations in Malta.
Our Government through, a team of experts, will identify and develop key policy directives that can be enacted in order to create a regulatory environment favourable to the development of a commercial space sector. The task force will review ways and means of working with the private sector to attract space commercialisation and innovation to Malta.

We understand the importance of Research and Innovation and our objective is to boost this sector through the use of space generated data which can be applied for the improvement of the quality and reliability of services provided to our citizens. All this, through the promotion of STEM subjects which are vital for the operation of space activities and to be able to generate economic growth through the employment of professionals.

We look forward to work hand in hand with all stakeholders including EU institutions, agencies, EU Member States and international organisations. We discern the necessary policy and programming synergies with EU-level regulations concerning space policy development and space research support. The Government will also explore ways on how to better exploit Malta’s observer status in the European Space Agency.


The space sector holds various opportunities and investing in this area provides national and commercial interests. It provides capabilities to solve challenges such as climate change, agriculture, maritime, health and industry.  Space has become the new venue to socioeconomic development. Malta’s strategic location, its access to the EU market, its human capital and its government’s progressive stance towards technology gives it a unique opportunity to commercialise the use of outer space. Our vision is to use the potential attributed to space economy as a new contributor to Malta’s economic growth and job creation.

The Government’s aim is to create a regulatory framework and incentives which improves Malta’s attractiveness and capability to capitalise upon commercial activities related to the outer space. This framework aims at positioning Malta as a place where companies operating in the space industry can operate from. This will generate jobs and promote generations towards space-related education. Our objective is to strengthen Malta’s appeal as a hub for foreign investment in this sector and attract foreign direct investment for the setup of satellite and space mining companies. We are committed to develop tailor made incentives for the establishment of space start-ups and satellite communication companies to register their operations in Malta.

Our Government through, a team of experts, will identify and develop key policy directives that can be enacted in order to create a regulatory environment favourable to the development of a commercial space sector. The task force will review ways and means of working with the private sector to attract space commercialisation and innovation to Malta.

We understand the importance of Research and Innovation and our objective is to boost this sector through the use of space generated data which can be applied for the improvement of the quality and reliability of services provided to our citizens. All this, through the promotion of STEM subjects which are vital for the operation of space activities and to be able to generate economic growth through the employment of professionals.

We look forward to work hand in hand with all stakeholders including EU institutions, agencies, EU Member States and international organisations. We discern the necessary policy and programming synergies with EU-level regulations concerning space policy development and space research support. The Government will also explore ways on how to better exploit Malta’s observer status in the European Space Agency.

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