Alaska Satellite Facility
Delivering Remote Sensing Data Since 1991

Making Remote-Sensing Data Accessible

The mission of the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) is to make remote-sensing data accessible. The facility 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 world.
  • ASF promotes, facilitates, and participates in the advancement of remote sensing in order to support national and international Earth science research, field operations, and commercial remote-sensing applications that benefit society.
  • ASF is committed to providing the highest quality data and services in a timely manner.
     

Three major components

Satellite Tracking Ground Station: Part of the NASA-managed Near Earth Network system of ground stations around the world.

Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC): ASF maintains the NASA archive of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from a variety of satellites and aircraft, and provides these data and associated specialty support services to researchers in support of NASA’s Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) project (some restrictions may apply).

ASF Enterprise: In support of UAF’s mission to be a student-centered research university, ASF Enterprise focuses on applications of remote-sensing data, specifically for UAF research.
 

Want to join ASF?

Search, view, and apply for University of Alaska vacancies online at https://alaska.edu/jobs/.

UAF is an AA/EO employer and educational institution.

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Get SAR Data

Get SAR Data

Select and download SAR data online using Vertex.

Use the ASF API for downloading SAR data via a command line.