Correctionto Impact Statement
Update #1 - Final Update: The
LUT Vendor found that the Command Control system software had
failed. The LUT was manually restarted and Alaska 2 LEO
Ground Station returned to Normal Operations.
Topic: SARSATAlaska2 LEO Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued:October3, 2018 1350Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT Alert Data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 2, 2018 2159Z
Date/Time of Expected End:October 3, 2018 0120Z
Length of Outage:3 hours and 21 minutes
Details/Specifics of Change:Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station inFairbanks, AKis offline.Alaska 2 has sustained two consecutive missed passes. The maintenance contractor has been notified and is working on a solution.
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.govat301-817-4576