Andøya Rocket Range (ARR) 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.
ARR supports sounding rocket and balloon operations both at Andøya and at Svalbard, and is host to a large array of ground based scientific instruments. ARR 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. ARR is a limited company owned 90% by the Department of Trade and Industry, and 10% by Kongsberg Defence Systems.
ARR is a ISO 9001:2008 certified company.
Today, ARR is a limited company owned 90% by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and 10% by Kongsberg Defence Systems.
Bo Andersen, Norwegian Space Centre
Sandra Riise, NARF
Grethe Stave, Apriori
Unni-Pia Løvhaug, University of Tromsø
Bjørn Kanck, Kongsberg Spacetec
Åge Fredriksen, Andøya Rocket Range
Deputy Board Members
Jan Erik Rønningen, NAMMO
Rolf Skatteboe, KSAT
Representatives from the administration
Odd Roger Enoksen
Torbjørn Houge, Andøya Rocket Range
Sounding Rockets and Balloon Dept.
ARR 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.
ARR is also a partner in several ongoing projects.
Nobile Amundsen Stratospheric Balloon Center is a joint venture with the Italian Space Agency, ASI.