Topic:SARSATAlaska 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued:July 23, 2018 1950Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact:July 23, 2018 1840Z
Date/Time of Expected End:TBD
Length of Outage:TBD
Details/Specifics of Change:Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, AK is out of service following two consecutive missed satellite passes. The LUT Vendor is investigating the problem.
Impact:Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost for northernmost Ground Station. Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.
Contact Information for Further Information:USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat301-817-4576
Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A
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