Alaska Satellite Facility
Delivering Remote Sensing Data Since 1991

Commercial Satellite Services at a Prime Location

Ground Station

Antennas at the ASF Enterprise ground station.

Station Features: 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 customer-owned equipment. 

Secure and Convenient: Located in Fairbanks, Alaska, ASF provides a fenced, gated facility with 24/7 police and operator video monitoring, and a state-of-the-art fire suppression system. Fairbanks has a commercial airport with direct flights to the lower 48, experienced local contractors, and nearby hotels and amenities. The climate is dry and winds are calm.


View Antennna Specifications   |   View Station Mask


Data & Imagery Sales

The ASF Enterprise offers more than a petabyte of archived data from ALOS-1, a satellite mission of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency from 2006 to 2011. ALOS data are from three sensors:

  • PALSAR L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
  • AVNIR-2, a four-band radiometer 
  • PRISM, with three panchromatic telescopes to acquire stereoscopic views


SAR Training

The ASF Enterprise offers training in using synthetic aperture radar (SAR), both on location and at the UAF campus. As a service to the SAR community, ASF also posts notices of SAR training offered by others. Send notices to uso@asf.alaska.edu with the subject line "SAR Training Notice."

Subjects may include:

  • Radar Concepts
  • Data Formats 
  • SAR Image Quality 
  • Introduction to InSAR
  • Image Anomalies

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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.