Update #1:After the maintenance vendor replaced the faulty Power Control Unit and location accuracy was verified, the ground station returned to normal operations 15 August 2019 at 1619Z.

Topic: SARSAT Florida 4 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:August 15, 2019 1705Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 5, 2019 2044Z

Date/Time of Expected End:August 15, 2019 1619Z

Length of Outage:11 days, 20 hours, 25 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Florida 4LEO Ground Station in Miami, FL has a faulty Power Control Unit. The maintenance vendor is working to replace the unit.

Impact:Minor - Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.

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

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