Update #1 M-bM-^@M-^S Final Update: The LUT Vendor reported the local technician replaced a faulty LNC unit in the Ground Station. The Ground Station returned to Normal Operations at 2257 UTC.
Topic: SARSAT Alaska 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued:November 12, 2018 2332Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: November 12, 2018 2121Z
Date/Time of Expected
End: November 12,
Length of Outage: 1 hour, 33 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. Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.
Contact Information for Further Information:USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat 301-817-4576
Web Site(s) for applicable information:N/A