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). Our 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.

ASC is a ISO 9001:2008 certified company.


Today, ASC is a limited company owned 90% by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and 10% by Kongsberg Defence Systems.



Svenn Are Jenssen, Rapp Marine Group

Vice Chairman

Rolf Skatteboe, Kongsberg Satellite Services

Board Members

Sandra Riise, NARF

Grethe Stave, Apriori

Bjørn Kanck, Kongsberg Spacetec

Rolf Skatteboe, KSAT

Deputy Board Members

Christina Aas, S[&]T Norway

Viggo Jensen, Kongsberg Spacetec

Representatives from the administration

Odd Roger Enoksen

Wibeke Enoksen


Terje Lundemo Endresen, Andøya Space Center


Managing Director
Odd Roger Enoksen

Business Development
Kjell Toften

Chief Scientist
Dr. Michael Gausa

Quality Assurance
Per-Arne Mikalsen

Sounding Rockets and Balloon Dept.
Kjell Bøen

ALOMAR / Technology Dept.
Kolbjørn Blix Dahle

Benny Lysjord


ASC has two fully owned subsidiaries.

NAROM AS, Norwegian Centre for Space Related Education, offers lectures, courses and hands-on activities at all levels of education within subject areas related to space, such as space technology, space physics, atmosphere and environment. For more information go to: www.narom.no.

ATC AS, Andøya Test Center, offers services and infrastructure to the defence- and aerospace industry wanting to test aerospace and/or ship-based applications. For more information go to: www.testcenter.no.


ASC is also a partner in several ongoing projects.

Nobile Amundsen Stratospheric Balloon Center is a joint venture with the Italian Space Agency, ASI.