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.

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

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

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