M-BSARSAT Alaska 1 & 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground StationsM-BOffline

Date/Time Issued:
M-B December 12, 2019 1531Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: M-BSARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: M-B December 11, 2019 2100Z

Date/Time of Expected End: M-BDecember 12, 2019 1509Z

Length of Outage: M-B18 hours and 9 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 1 & 2 LEO Ground Stations in Fairbanks,M-BAKM-Bdid not return to normal operations as expected following a planned power outage at the FairbanksM-BCommand and Data Acquisition Station. After power cycling the equipment, the ground stations returned to normal operations on December 12, 2019 at 1509Z

Medium - Missed pass vulnerability to other Ground Station sites being down significantly increased. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations at 301-817-4576

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