Update #1-Final Update: After a review of the GU2 system, Vendor maintenance expressed that the homing switch was replaced, and the Location Processor (LP) was rebooted. Guam 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station returned to Normal Operations at 0957Z, August 11, 2018.

Topic: SARSATGuam2Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: August 11, 2018 1112Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 10, 2018 1933Z

Date/Time of Expected End: August 11, 2018 0957Z

Length of Outage: 14 hours, 24 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Guam2 LEO Ground Station, at Andersen Air Force Base,is out of service following two consecutive missed satellite passes. The LUT Vendor is investigating the problem.

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

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat301-817-4576

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