Update #1 Final Update: AK 2 had a low or weak RF problem or an intermittent telemetry problem. Replaced RF cable to bulkhead connection. Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations at 2346Z, July 7,2018.

SARSATAlaska 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: July 08, 2018 0230Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 07, 2018 1927Z

Date/Time of Expected End: July 07, 2018 2346Z

Length of Outage: 4 hours and 19 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 2LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, Alaska has been receiving pass solution data intermittently. It has recently missed a consecutive pass, and the maintenance vendor is investigating this issue.

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

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

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