Malta, what is your status, over?
I don't believe it! They're retreating, we've won!
— Unknown UNSC officer aboard the Malta Station, moments before the station's destruction.[3]

Malta Station (HCS ODA-143)[citation needed] was a UNSC Orbital Defense Platform in Earth orbit. It was named after the island of Malta. It was in the same battle cluster as Athens Station and Cairo Station.[3]

Operational HistoryEdit

During the Battle of Earth, the station was destroyed by an antimatter charge placed by Covenant boarders. Unaware of the invader's true intent, the withdrawal of the boarders was misinterpreted by some of the station's crew members as a full retreat by the Covenant.[3]

The destruction of Malta occurred shortly before that of Athens, allowing the Prophet of Regret's CAS-class assault carrier, Solemn Penance, to break through the orbital defenses to the surface of Earth.[3]




Malta Station features hangars that were designed to house GA-TL1 Longsword-class Interceptors.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo - pages 30 & 31
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Halo: The Essential Visual Guide - page 27
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Halo 2 - Level: Cairo Station (Level)
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