Update #1: Final Update: The LUT Vendor manually rebooted both the Front Processor and Location Processor. Services have returned to normal.

Topic: SARSAT Alaska 1 LEO Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: December 16, 2018 0103Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 16, 2018 0012Z

Date/Time of Expected End: December 16, 2018 0054Z

Length of Outage: 42 Minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 1 LEO Ground Station is not operational. The problem is under investigation by the maintenance vendor following two consecutive missed passes.

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

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat 301-817-4576

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

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