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Training Resources

New! Disaster Assessment Using Synthetic Aperture Radar NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened a new open, online introductory webinar… Read More NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) ARSET offers self-paced training modules and live webinars at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Most… Read More Vertex: Downloading Data video tutorial Read More …

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ASF Enterprise Ground Station

Commercial Satellite Services at a Prime Location The ASF Enterprise provides reliable fiberoptic connectivity to the Lower 48. The ground station’s location (64.794, -147.536) is optimal for tracking polar-orbiting satellites. Its two X- and S-band antennas, providing 9-10 supports/day/spacecraft, are supported by ground station engineers with decades of experience. Customer-Owned Equipment: ASF Enterprise maintains and hosts …

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NASA Ground Station

ASF Near Space Network (NSN) Satellite Tracking Ground Station The Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) operates four satellite tracking and communications antennas that are part of the Near Space Network (NSN), a global array of ground-based spacecraft-support facilities managed by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The ASF ground station provides downlink support for the transfer …

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GeoData Cooperative Partner

Joining forces The Alaska Satellite Facility is a founding member of the US Government-led GeoData Cooperative, a collection of public and private partners charged with modernizing how global foundation GEOINT products are made. ASF’s Role ASF is proud to contribute a new change detection algorithm based on SAR data, for a view into previously inaccessible …

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Ground Stations

ASF satellite tracking stations The Alaska Satellite Facility operates four satellite tracking and communications antennas that are part of the Near Space Network (NSN), a global array of ground-based spacecraft-support facilities managed by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. ASF operates two facilities that provide ground-based communications and tracking support for polar orbiting satellites.  With multiple …

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Services

On-Demand Processing OpenSARLab Event Tracking Cloud Solution Design at ASF Setting up the infrastructure for your science project can be a daunting task – from platform choice to estimating the computer power and storage needed and more.  ASF is here to help. We can guide you in choosing your solution and help you get your …

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About the Alaska Satellite Facility

Our Mission Making Remote-Sensing Data Accessible The Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) operates the NASA archive of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data, providing services to researchers supporting NASA’s ESDIS project. ASF is part of the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks ASF downlinks, processes, archives, and distributes remote-sensing data to scientific users around the …

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ASF Home

Training Tracking Datasets Services Notices DAAC Find Data Use Data ASF – Earth Sciences Hub ASF is part of the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. ASF downlinks, processes, archives, and distributes remote-sensing data to scientific users worldwide. ASF promotes, facilitates, and participates in the advancement of remote sensing to support national and international …

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ASF Timeline

2022SAR processing milestoneHyP3 On Demand cloud processing is incorporated into Vertex Data Search 202130th AnniversaryASF celebrates 30 years of operations 2021Newest NASA additionAS4 construction completed Construction of the newest NASA antenna at ASF is completed. AS4 will support the upcoming NISAR satellite mission. 2020Antenna UpgradeNASA AS1 antenna (1996) gets an upgrade to provide state-of-the-art performance …

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Site Map

Site Map Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents GET STARTED DATA Data Overview Get an Account. Find Data. Datasets Available from ASF DAAC How to Use SAR Data (Data Recipes) SAR Data and GIS Types of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Products at ASF ASF Datasets – Formats and …

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