Topic: SARSAT Florida 2Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:September 26, 2018 0000Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:September 25, 2018 2110Z

Date/Time of Expected End:September 25, 2018 2353Z

Length of Outage:2 hours and 43 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Florida 2 LEO Ground Station in Miami, FL stopped receiving alert data at 2110Z. The LUT Vendor determined that the command control system software had become hung. The Front Processor and Location Processor servers were manually restarted and Florida 2 returned to Normal Operations at 2353Z.

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

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

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