About ASF


Our Mission

Making Remote-Sensing Data Accessible

  • 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 world
  • ASF promotes, facilitates, and participates in the advancement of remote sensing to support national and international Earth science research, field operations, and commercial applications
  • ASF commits to providing the highest quality data and services in a timely manner

ASF is a NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC)

ASF operates the NASA archive of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from a variety of satellites and aircraft, providing these data and associated services to researchers in support of NASA’s Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) project. ASF = NASA SAR data. 

ASF Timeline

SAR processing milestone
HyP3 On Demand cloud processing is incorporated into Vertex Data Search
30th Anniversary
ASF celebrates 30 years of operations
ASF 30th anniversary poster
Newest NASA addition
AS4 construction completed

Construction of the newest NASA antenna at ASF is completed. AS4 will support the upcoming NISAR satellite mission.


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