Topic:  SARSAT Satellite S11 (METOP-A) Search and Rescue Processor (SARP) anomaly

Date/Time Issued:   June 02, 2021 1657Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:   June 02, 2021 1027Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  TBD

Length of Outage:  TBD

Details/Specifics of Change: It was determined that the S11 SARP failed. No new SARP solutions have been received since 1027Z on June 2, 2021.

Impact: Minor - Loss of Storage/forward capability. Satellite is limited to real-time/local distress detection and relay. Timeliness of global coverage detection and relay affected.

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations at 

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

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