Update #1 - The NSOF B circuit failed so the USMCC moved all traffic to the A circuit. Florida and Hawaii MEOLUT data is flowing normally.  However, the bandwidth usage caused traffic delays so we implemented several workarounds to reduce bandwidth usage temporarily while the B circuit is down.   The Verizon technician requires physical access to the NSOF equipment to work on the B circuit.The USMCC has provided Verizon with OSPS’s Covid-19 requirements to access the NSOF building; Verizon has not yet provided an ETA.


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

Date/Time Issued:  June 7, 2020 2017Z


 Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact: June 6, 2020 1801Z 


Date/Time of Expected End: TBD


Length of Outage TBD


Details/Specifics of Change:  The SARSAT Florida and Hawaii Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Stations are not sending data to the USMCC. The communications vendor and SARSAT analysts are working to identify and resolve the problem.


Impact:  Significant - Western Pacific, Atlantic, and Caribbean Search and Rescue region's MEOSAR distress detection/reporting is delayed. LEOSAR and GEOSAR are nominal.  


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


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

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