Europe’s first continental spaceport opens in major boost for German startup


Europe’s first operational continental spaceport has officially opened in a major boost for Germany’s Isar Aerospace — which is hastily preparing for its maiden flight from the site next year.

The Andøya Spaceport, located on the remote island of Andøya in Norway’s northwest, was officially opened by Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon this week. Once fully constructed, the spaceport will host several launch pads. Isar Aerospace has exclusive access to the first launch site, where it will test its two-stage rocket Spectrum.

Norway's crown prince inaugurates the Andøya Spaceport