Alaska Satellite Facility - Distributed Active Archive Center

ASF 25th-Anniversary Celebration

The celebration of ASF’s quarter-century milestone took place at an open house in early June 2016. The day featured an art show, scientific poster sessions, and activities for all ages linking varied Earth sciences to the data and services provided by ASF. 

Since 1991, ASF has provided synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data and imagery from key Earth-observing satellite sensors to a growing community of international researchers. As one of 12 NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers, ASF archives and distributes more than 2.5 petabytes of SAR data to scientists studying subjects that include ecology, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, permafrost, oil spills, climate change, and more.

The do-it-yourself satellite-model construction booth at Alaska Satellite Facility's 25th Anniversary celebration.
Attendees of Alaska Satellite Facility's 25th Anniversary celebration learn about unmanned aircraft and rocketry.
Attendees of the Alaska Satellite Facility's 25th Anniversary Celebration view SAR imagery on screen.