Update: As of April 1, 2016 all ASTER Data are available at no charge.
NASA has directed the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS) to revise the ASTER Pricing Policy for ASTER Level 1A, Level 1B, Level 2, and Level 3 (ASTER DEM) data products.
Therefore, on January 25, 2006, the LP DAAC began charging $80 (US) per granule (scene) for FTP-Pull orders and Level 3 (ASTER DEM) products, with the exception of the ASTER DEM and Orthorectified (DMO) product, which is $160 (US) per granule. ASTER pricing on DVD media is $91 (US) per granule. The ASTER DEM and Orthorectified (DMO) product is $182 (US) per granule. All media orders are assessed a $5 (US) handling fee, and international orders will be subject to a $20 (US) shipping fee. The LP DAAC continues to offer ASTER Data Pool holdings at no charge. Please see the tables below for details.
The new pricing policy began January 25, 2006.
NASA's Office of Earth Science maintains the list of researchers authorized to receive ASTER data without charge and provides those names to the Land Processes DAAC at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS).
IMPORTANT: Redistribution of ASTER data obtained through this NASA no cost agreement is limited by certain restrictions. Researchers and educators may only redistribute these data to other researchers and educators. These data may not be redistributed to the general public or others not fitting the criteria stated above. Users not complying with this policy will be billed for all data received at no cost and will be subject to loss of their privilege to obtain any additional ASTER data at no cost.
Customers are entitled to exchanges or refunds for faulty products for a period of 60 days from the date of shipment. Returned products must be accompanied by a copy of the shipping summary and a letter describing in detail the reason for the return. Refunds cannot be provided for purchased data that are available at no charge in the Data Poolplease check the Data Pool before ordering if your area of interest is within the United States and U. S. Territories. Questions regarding this procedure should be directed to the LP DAAC User Services by phone at 605-594-6116 or by e-mail: LPDAAC@usgs.gov.