Update #1 – Final Update – The LUT Vendor reported the power has been restored to the Ground StationThe Alaska 1 Ground Station returned to normal operations at 1350Z.

Topic:  SARSAT Alaska 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: April 22, 2020 1442Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 22, 2020 0552Z

Date/Time of Expected End: April 22, 2020 1350Z

Length of Outage: 8 hours 2 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 1 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, Alaska is not receiving pass solution data. The maintenance vendor is investigating this issue.

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

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