Andøya Space Center (ASC) is a service provider for sounding rocket, balloon, unmanned aircraft and scientific groundbased instrumentation communities.
ASC was established in 1962, and our headquarters is located on the island of Andøya, two degrees north of the Arctic Circle, in the heart of Northern Norway and directly beneath the Aurora Borealis.
  • Information related to COVID-19

    Information on which regulations apply when visiting ASC.

  • Andøya Space Center introduces measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19

  • Andøya Space Center innfører tiltak for å hindre spredning av Covid-19

  • CHI Launched

    ASC and NASA launched the CHI sounding rocket from Ny-Ålesund at 09:29:59 UTC.

  • The ICI-5 sounding rocket launched 07:43:04 UT Nov. 26th from Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, into a beautiful red auroral arc

    After two years of electronic construction, programming and testing, mechanical construction, integration and testing, the 12,1-meter-long ICI-5 sounding rocket was launched from SvalRak, the Andøya Space Center (ASC) launch site at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard at 08:43, local time.