Update #1 - Final Update: The LUT Vender determined that the command and control became hung on the Front Processor (FP). The FP software was restarted and Alaska 2 returned to Normal Operation on August 6, 2018 at 0227Z.

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

Date/Time Issue: August 6, 2018 0255Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:August 6, 2018 0048Z

Date/Time of Expected End: August 6, 2018 0227Z

Length of Outage: 1 hour and 39 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station, at Andersen Air Force Base,is out of service following two consecutive missed satellite passes. The LUT Vendor is investigating the problem.

Impact:Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

Contact Information for Further Information:USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat301-817-4576

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