Update #1 - Final Update - FP was rebooted and service has returned to normal.

Topic: SARSAT Alaska 2 LEO Ground Stations- Offline

Date/Time Issued: April 20, 2018 0537Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 20, 2018 0351Z

Date/Time of Expected End: April 20, 2018 0414Z

Length of Outage: 23 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, Alaska is not operational. The problem is under investigation by the maintenance vendor following two consecutive missed passes.

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

Contact Information for Further Information:USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat 301-817-4576

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

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