Topic: SARSAT Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: April 23, 2018 0738Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 23, 2018 0608Z

Date/Time of Expected End: April 23, 2018 0659Z

Length of Outage: 51 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, Alaska stopped receiving pass solution data. The LUT Vendor determined that the Front Processor (FP) and Location Processor (LP) had become hung. The FP and LP servers were restarted and Alaska 2 returned to Normal Operation.

Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.

Contact Information for Further Information:
USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat

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

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