Andøya Space Center

Research and DevelopmentMember since 2000

Andøya Space Center is located on the island Andøya, 2 degrees north of the Arctic Circle, in northern Norway. Andøya has its own airport capable of handling all sizes of aircrafts. Several daily connections to Tromsø and Bodø makes it convenient getting to/from Oslo.

AAndøya Space Center supports sounding rocket and balloon operations both at Andøya and at Svalbard, and is host to a large array of ground based scientific instruments. Andøya Space Center also owns and operates the ALOMAR lidar observatory located at the top of the nearby mountain- Ramnan (380 m above sea level). Their clients include ESA, NASA, JAXA as well as national and international universities and institutes.

The range employs electronic, explosive, and safety experts among other specialists and an administration. Andøya Space Center is a limited company owned 90% by the Department of Trade and Industry, and 10% by Kongsberg Defence Systems. Andøya Space Center is a ISO 9001:2008 certified company.