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 & 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