Update #1 - Final Update: After a cold reboot, the Alaska 2 ground station returned to normal operations at 2332Z.

Topic:  SARSAT Alaska 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:   April 16, 2020 1121Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:    April 15, 2020 2238Z

Date/Time of Expected End: April 15, 2020 2332Z

Length of Outage 54 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:  Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, AK is not receiving alert data. The LUT vendor is investigating.

Impact: Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert
detection/reporting timeliness affected.

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