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Andøya Spaceport and Innospace signs launch MoU

HANBIT launch vehicle. Credit: Innospace

Edinburgh, 6 January 2022. – South-Korean Innospace and Norwegian Andøya Space signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch into polar and sun-synchronous orbits from Norway, Andøya Space announced.

Established in 2017, Innospace provides manufacturing and engineering services for aerospace and defence contractors. The company is currently developing HANBIT, a series of satellite launch vehicles. HANBIT-mini, micro and nano will all launch small satellites under 500 kg.

Andøya Spaceport is a subsidiary of Andøya Space providing a launch site and related services. These services are mainly aimed at companies launching small satellites into polar and sun-synchronous orbits. 

In November, Andøya launched Japanese research rocket SS-520-3 just after securing a US $42.9 million funding from the Norwegian government.

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