Update #1: Final Update - Due to Alaska 1 experiencing a power fluctuation, the maintenance vendor had to manually reboot the FP and LP processor. Alaska 1 LEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations at 2334Z

Topic: SARSAT Alaska 1 LEO Ground Stations- Offline

Date/Time Issued:December 27, 2018 2345Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 27, 2018 2238Z

Date/Time of Expected End: December 27, 2018 2334Z

Length of Outage: 56 Minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: AK1LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, Alaska is not operational. The problem is under investigation by the maintenance vendor following two consecutive missed passes.

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

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat


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

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Office: 1.301.817.4576| Fax: 1.301.817.4568
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