Topic: SARSAT 13 (METOP B/M1) LEO SatelliteSearch and Rescue Processor (SARP)anomaly

Date/Time Issued:May 10, 20191850Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 08, 2019 1711Z

Date/Time of Expected End:TBD

Length of Outage:TBD

Details/Specifics of Change: The SARSAT SatelliteS13(METOP B/M1) has suffered ananomalyon theSARPinstrument. Theanomalywas detected due to degraded location accuracy startingMay 08,2019at 1711Z. A SARP reset command was requested by the French MCC on May 10, 2019. The USMCC is currently filtering all S13 SARP data until a recalculated time calibration (TCAL) is received.

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: ESPC Operations atESPCOperations@noaa.govat301-817-3880

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