Topic:  SARSAT Florida and Hawaii Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Stations Offline


Date/Time Issued:   April 03, 2020 1805Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 03, 2020 1627Z


Date/Time of Expected End:  April 03, 2020 1733Z 


Length of Outage:  1 hour 6 minutes


Details/Specifics of Change:  Data from the SARSAT Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Stations stopped being processed at the USMCC on April 03, 2020 at 1627Z due to disk space limitations on the USMCC's primary FTP server. After technicians archived the data on the FTP server, operations returned to normal at 1733Z.


Impact:  Medium - Western Pacifica, Atlantic and Caribbean Search and Rescue region’s MEOSAR distress detection/reporting was delayed. LEOSAR and GEOSAR are nominal.


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


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

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