About ASC

Andøya Space Center (ASC) was established in 1962 and is a solution provider for sounding rocket-, balloon- and remotely piloted aircraft operations from Norway. ASC is also involved with remote sensing and owns and operates the Alomar lidar observatory.

The ASC headquarters is located on the island of Andøya, two degrees north of the Arctic Circle, in the midst of Northern Norway. ASC also operates a sounding rocket launch site at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard.

As a limited company, ASC is owned 90% by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Fisheries and 10% by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

ASC is proud to be an ISO 9001 certified company.


ASC has three 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.

Andøya Spaceport focus on activities relating to launch of satellites to polar low Earth orbit. For more information go to: www.andoyaspaceport.no