Update #1 - Final Update: Florida MEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations on December 04, 2018 at 0240Z. The root cause of the problem remains under investigation.

Topic: SARSATFloridaMedium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station Data Delay

Date/Time Issued:December 4, 2018 0304Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 03, 2018 2345Z

Date/Time of Expected End: December 04, 2018 0240Z

Length of Outage: 3 hours and 48 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: SARSATFloridaMedium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station alert data has been delayed in excess of 40 minutes. TheMEOLUTmaintenance vendor and SARSAT analysts are working to resolve the problem.S

Impact: Medium-Atlantic and Caribbean Search and Rescue region's MEOSAR distress detection/reporting is delayed. LEOSAR and GEOSAR are nominal

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

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