Alaska Satellite Facility


Below is a collection of headlines, notices, and archived newsletters from the Alaska Satellite Facility’s News & Notes. View the latest newsletters below, and for training notices click here.

ASF OpenScienceLab featured this month

The NASA Earthdata website currently highlights OpenSciecneLab (OSL) in its Data Tool in Focus section. OSL is an ASF service that encourages scientific collaboration and classroom learning by providing a JupyterHub environment next to the cloud-based ASF SAR data archive. This allows quick and free access to data using preconfigured computing environments with persistent storage.

Read the featured Eathdata website article.

Learn more about the OSL service available from ASF.

ARIA GUNW interferogram

JPL uses data from ASF for the ARIA Project

The JPL/CalTech ARIA Project utilizes SAR data and GPS for detecting and measuring ground deformation and creating predictive models. Cloud-based …

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gun-w interferogram over turkey

ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 data available over the Turkey/Syria earthquake region

ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 ScanSAR L1.1 (SLC, full-aperture focusing) products acquired over the area of the recent Turkey/Syria earthquakes are now freely available …

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On Demand Sentinel-1 RTC is now available at 10-m pixel spacing and in dB scale!

The Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) has released new processing options for On Demand Sentinel-1 Radiometric Terrain Correction (RTC). RTC products can now be …

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Sentinel-1 Satellite

Sentinel-1B satellite mission ends

The European Space Agency announced today that efforts to repair the failed C-band SAR sensor onboard the Sentinel-1B satellite have …

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Heat Map of Interferometric coherence of SAR Data in Ascending Orbit

ASF Science Friday series continues August 26

Monthly Lecture ASF is playing an increasing role in support of NASA’s Earth Science mission. A monthly lecture series features …

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Opera workshop aerial image of meandering river

NASA schedules second OPERA workshop

NASA and JPL will host a second OPERA project workshop on September 2, 2022. Participation is available in-person or virtually. …

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Image from Sentinel-1 reveal changes in the Earth's surface over one year

Sentinel-1 images reveal changes in the Earth’s surface over one year

A new set of satellite radar derived images provide a novel view of the face of Earth in unprecedented detail, …

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Sentinel-1 InSAR Storymap Earthquake Qinghai, China

Sentinel-1 InSAR StoryMap

In honor of National GIS Day 2021, ASF published a StoryMap exploring the ASF Sentinel-1 On Demand InSAR products. The …

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Icon of asf_search, a new python module available through PyPI and Conda

Python search library now available

We are pleased to announce asf_search, a new python module available through PyPI and Conda. Greatly simplifying search and download …

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Blue satellite dish antenna that sits atop the Elvey Building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

ASF Celebrates 30 Years of Operations

For 30 years, ASF has provided consistent, high-quality access to Earth observation data acquired from space and from air. From …

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Dr. Bowman

Dr. Steve Bowman is profiled on the NASA Earthdata website

Dr. Bowman is the Geologic Hazards Program Manager with the Utah Geological Survey and member of the ASF DAAC User …

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Vertex Screenshot Image

On Demand Sentinel-1 GAMMA InSAR and RTC Products Now Available in Vertex

Watch the video on how to download and use this new dataset.

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