Topic:SARSAT Satellite S13 (METOP B) Search and Rescue Processor (SARP) anomaly
Date/Time Issued:November 16, 2018 1605Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact:November 16, 2018 0752Z
Date/Time of Expected End: TBD
Length of Outage: TBD
Details/Specifics of Change:It was determined that the S13 SARP failed around 0752Z on 16 November.
The USMCC notified the French MCC (FMCC) of the issue at 1444Z.
The FMCC notified all MCCs that a SARP reset has been requested from EUMETSAT at 1450Z.
The USMCC placed a filter on S13 SARP
data and recommended that all MCCs do the same at 1504Z.
The USMCC is waiting for confirmation of a SARP reset and new time calibration data to be provided by the FMCC.
Impact:Medium-Loss of Storage/forward
capability. Satellite is limited to real-time/local distress
detection and relay. Timeliness of global coverage detection
and relay affected.
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