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Andøya Space Center (ASC)
Hosting Legal Entity
Royal Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Scientific Description
Andøya Space Center (ASC) 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.ASC supports sounding rocket and balloon operations both at Andøya and at Svalbard, and is host to a large array of ground based scientific instruments. ASC also owns and operates the ALOMAR lidar observatory located at the top of the nearby mountain – Ramnan (380 m above sea level). Its 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. ASC is a limited company owned 90% by the Department of Trade and Industry, and 10% by Kongsberg Defence Systems.

RI Keywords
RPAS, RPA, RADAR, UAV, ATC, Imaging riometer, UAS, LIDAR, ALOMAR, Straospheric Balloon, Hotel payload, Technology test, Sounding rocket, Test center
RI Category
Atmospheric Measurement Facilities
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Access to Airborne Instrument Platform
Access to Observatory for Middle Atmosphere Research
Test Range for Test and Validation of Aerospace- and Ship-Based Applications
Access Mode
Market Driven
Date of last update: 18/09/2017
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