Commercial Satellite Services at a Prime Location
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.
Data and 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
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 email@example.com with the subject line "SAR Training Notice."
Subjects may include:
- Radar Concepts
- Data Formats
- SAR Image Quality
- Introduction to InSAR
- Image Anomalies