UAFNews-L Alaska Satellite Facility to celebrate newest antenna

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Date: June 25, 2014 at 13:58:14 AKDT
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Subject: [UAFNews-L] Alaska Satellite Facility to celebrate newest antenna
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Alaska Satellite Facility to celebrate newest antenna

CONTACT: Diana Campbell, 907-474-5229, dlcampbell

The UAF Alaska Satellite Facility will celebrate the opening of its newest
NASA-sponsored antenna, AS3, on Thursday, June 26, at 3 p.m. at the UAF
North Campus Access Road near the West Ridge Ski Hut.

The new antenna is 11 meters in diameter and was installed at the
University of Alaska Fairbanks to support the NASA Ground Network.
Satellite observations monitored by AS3 will contribute to detailed
mapping, observation of sea ice and severe weather patterns, and global
climate change research.

Nettie La Belle-Hamer, ASF director, will host the event, and NASA
dignitaries will be on hand. UAF is the only university in the United
States involved with the NASA Ground Network.

“This is evidence of the long-term relationship NASA has with UAF,” said La
Belle-Hamer.

The Alaska Satellite Facility is part of UAF’s Geophysical Institute.

For more information, please contact Bill Hauer at wehauer,
474-6166.

ON THE WEB: https://www.asf.alaska.edu

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