Update #1 (Final Update): After investigation, the LUT vendor determined that Alaska 2 has a battery issue. The problem is under investigation. Alaska 2 ground station has returned to normal operation. 


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


Date/Time Issued:   August 21, 2020 0352Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:     August 20, 2020 2134Z


Date/Time of Expected End:   August 21, 2020 0253Z


Length of Outage:  3 hours, 19 minutes


Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, Alaska is not receiving pass solution data. The LUT Vendor has been contacted and is investigating.


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


Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 


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

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