Topic:M-B SARSAT US Mission Control Center (USMCC) Offline

Date/Time Issued:M-BJanuary 29, 2020 2014Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact:M-BJanuary 29, 2020 1700Z

Date/Time of Expected End:M-BM-BJanuary 29, 2020 1848Z

Length of Outage:M-BM-B1 hour 48 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:M-BThe USMCC suffered a message processing anomaly at 1700Z and was unable to deliver SARSAT alert messages to SAR authorities. At 1759Z, the USMCC activated the Canadian and Australian Mission Control Centers to provide backup support. The USMCC Analyst and IT Staff identified and removed an input message that was causing the message processing failure, and the USMCC returned to normal operations at 1848Z.M-BM-B

Impact:M-BSignificant -M-BDistress alert detection/reporting capability was lost.

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

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

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