Update #2 - Final Update: Guam 1 and Guam 2 LEO Ground Stations returned to Normal Operations at 2203 UTC, July 19,2018. The LUT Vendors' final analysis of Guam 2 is pending.

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

Update #1 -
Communication has been restored with Guam 1. The LUT vendor is still investigating Guam 2.

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

Date/Time Issued: July 20, 2018 0050Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 19, 2018 1731Z

Date/Time of Expected End: July 19, 2018 2203Z

Length of Outage: 4 Hours and 32 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Guam 1 and 2 in Andersen AFB, Guam missed 2 consecutive passes due to a communications issue. A trouble ticket has been opened with Verizon.

Impact: Medium-Western Pacifica US AOR Distress detection/reporting may be delayed.

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

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

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