Update #1 - Final Update: A communications issue was identified between LSE and the USMCC Offsite. Since disabling the USMCC Offsite route, the LSE has not experienced any further issues. LSE returned to normal operation at1530Z.

Topic:SARSATLSELow Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:August 09, 2018 1620Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:SARSAT Alert Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:August 9, 2018 1030Z

Date/Time of Expected End: August 9, 2018 1530Z

Length of Outage: 5 hrs

Details/Specifics of Change:TheLSELEO Ground Station at Suitland, MD is not receiving pass solution data.The LUT vendor is investigating.

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

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

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