Topic: SARSATFlorida 2 Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:December 17, 2018 0147Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:December 17, 2018 0042Z

Date/Time of Expected End: December 17, 2018 0136Z

Length of Outage: 54 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Florida 2 LEO Ground Stationin Miami, FL went out of service following two consecutive missed satellite passes. The LUT Vendor found that a Command and Control system failure occurred. The Front Processor and Location Processor servers were manually restarted and Florida 2 returned to Normal Operations.

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

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

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

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