Topic:M-BM-BSARSAT S11 (METOP-A) LEO Satellite SARP problem

Date/Time Issued:M-BM-BJanuary 24, 2020 1128Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact:M-B January 24, 2020 0530Z

Date/Time of Expected End:M-BM-BTBD

Length of Outage:M-BM-BTBD

Details/Specifics of Change:M-BM-BTheM-BUSMCC reported to France Mission Control Center that SARSAT S11 is having a SARP problem due to the low number of solutions received. France is currently investigating this issue.

Impact:M-BMedium - Loss of Storage/forward capability.M-B Satellite is limited to real-time/local distress detection and relay.M-B Timeliness of global coverage detection and relay affected.

Contact Information for Further Information:M-BUSMCC OperationsM-Busmcc@noaa.govM-Bat

Web Site(s) for applicable information:M-BN/A

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