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


Date/Time Issued:   August 22, 2020 2125Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:     August 22, 2020 1757Z


Date/Time of Expected End:   August 22, 2020 2013Z


Length of Outage:  2 hours, 16 minutes


Details/Specifics of Change: The Alaska 1 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, Alaska was not receiving pass solution data. The LUT Vendor was contacted and found that there was an issue with server timing. The problem was corrected and Alaska 1 returned to normal operation.


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


Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations at 


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