Update #1: The LUT Vendor found that the Front Processor (FP) Universal Serial Bus Analog/Digital unit was no longer recognized by the system. The FP server power was recycled via the Integrated Lights Out port and Alaska 2 returned to Normal Operations.

SARSAT Alaska 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: July 09, 2018 0915Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 09, 2018 0708Z

Date/Time of Expected End: July 09, 2018 0834Z

Length of Outage: 1 hour and 28 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, AK is out of service following two consecutive missed satellite passes. The LUT Vendor is investigating the problem.

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

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 301-817-4576

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