Update #1 - Final Update: Vendor is currently investigating. Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations at 0133Z, July 6, 2018.

SARSATAlaska 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: July 06, 2018 0230Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 06, 2018 0048Z

Date/Time of Expected End: July 06, 2018 0133Z

Length of Outage: 45 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, AK has stopped receiving pass solution data due to abnormal RF signals. The vendor is actively investigating this problem.

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

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