Ingrid Hansen is a civil engineer in space physics, master from UiTStartet at Andøya Space in 2015 as a departmental engineer at ALOMAR with responsibility, among other things. for validation project for the Aeolus satellite (financed through Prodex / ESA / Norwegian Space Center) - Manager ALOMAR from 2018-2020
Started working at Andøya Spaceport in 2019 (part time), started full time in 2020 as Admin director.
Sandra Blindheim is Operation Manager at Andøya Spaceport, and started as an engineer at the Alomar observatory at Andøya Space in 2005, caring for and operating remote sensing equipment for basic atmospheric research and as a support to sounding rocket campaigns from Andøya. Four years later she was responsible for running the observatory and continued doing that for the next seven years. In 2016, Andøya Space decided to establish a small R&D department to coordinate its development projects and she was fortunate to lead that team for almost three years. Andøya Space started again to focus on becoming Europe’s next launch site for orbital missions and several opportunities were assessed during those years. This resulted in the Andøya Spaceport feasibility study conducted together with the Norwegian Space Agency, where Sandra was the project manager from Andøya Space side, until November 2018. After more than three years as a senior advisor for Andøya Space, working in the USA, she is now back in Norway as the Operations Manager at Andøya Spaceport.
Katrine Kuhn is Orbital Mission Manager at Andøya Spaceport, and joined Andøya Spaceport’s building team in 2021 and later transferred to the operational side as Orbital Mission Manager, focusing on Andøya Spaceport’s first customer.
Starting her work life as an aerospace engineer in Switzerland, she has seen approved maintenance, production, and design organizations from their inside and worked for operators as a type engineer and helicopter loadmaster. Her first role in Engineering Management was to lead the System Safety, Reliability, and Maintenance Development for the type certification of a new single-engine rotorcraft.
By that, her fire to work for startups was ignited.
Line Stensby Bogan is safety Manager for Andøya Spaceport, responsible for safety processes and related licenses for the spaceport. Holds a BSc in Aviation with a Commercial Pilot License, Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer certification, Masters in Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Space Studies Program 2019 at International Space University and currently studying for an LL.M. in Air and Space Law. Previously worked with Avinor and Avinor ANS as an AFISO at four airports and remote tower center, with the Andøya Space Unmanned department, and latest as an inspector flight operations for unmanned aviation with the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority.