Topic: SARSAT Florida 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:March 10, 2019 0135Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:March 10, 2019 0017Z

Date/Time of Expected End:TBD

Length of Outage:TBD

Details/Specifics of Change: Florida 1 LEO Ground Station in Miami, FL is out of service following three consecutive missed satellite passes. The LUT Vendor has determined that the Front Processor has failed to power on and there is memory failure on the server. A technician will be dispatched to the site to investigate the problem.

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

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