Update#1-Final Update: Vendor maintenance expressed an issue with the Front Processing (FP). Both FP and Location Processor (LP) servers have been rebooted and communications resynchronized. Operations have returned to normal.

Topic:SARSATAlaska2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:March 16, 2018 1740Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 16, 20181148Z

Date/Time of Expected End: March 16, 2018 1509Z

Length of Outage: 5 hr 21 min

Details/Specifics of Change:Alaska2LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, AK has not received data. The USMCC contacted the vendor and they are investigating this issue.

Impact:Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost for northernmost Ground Station. Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.

Contact Information for Further Information:USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat

Web Site(s) for applicable information:N/A