Update #1 - Final Update: The LUT vendor expressed that the service was interrupted due to processing issues with patching. Once the patching was completed, operations returned to normal.

Topic: SARSAT Alaska 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued: April 30, 2020 1019Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 30, 2020 0221Z

Date/Time of Expected End: April 20, 2020 0512Z

Length of Outage: 2 hours 51 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, AK is offline. Alaska 2 has missed two consecutive missed passes. The maintenance vendor has been notified and is working on a solution.

Impact: Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost for northernmost Ground Station. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 301-817-4576

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