Update #1 - Final Update: Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations after the LUT was manually restarted. Five consecutive satellite passes to ensure location accuracy.
Topic: SARSATAlaska2 LEO Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued:October 4, 2018 0025Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT Alert Data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 3, 2018 1824Z
Date/Time of Expected End: October 3, 2018 2007Z
Length of Outage: 1 hour and 43 mins
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
Web Site(s) for applicable information:N/A