Topic: SARSAT Florida 1 and Florida 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: June 14, 2018 0212Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: June 14, 2018 0100Z

Date/Time of Expected End: June 14, 2018 0140Z

Length of Outage: 40 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Florida 1 and Florida 2 LEO Ground Stations in Miami, FL stopped receiving alert data at 0100Z.The LUT Vendor was alerted and found that a communication issue occurred between the Front Processor (FP) and Location Processor (LP) servers. The FP and LP servers were rebooted and both Florida ground stations returned to Normal Operations at 0140Z. The root cause of the problem remains under investigation.

Impact: Significant: Medium-Atlantic & Caribbean Search and Rescue Region Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations at 301-817-4576

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

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