Update #1 (Final Update): After investigating, the LUT vendor found that the processor service for LME had stopped. The LUT vendor restarted the processor service, and the LME LEO ground station returned to normal operations.

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


Date/Time Issued:   June 03, 2021 2310Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:  June 03, 2021 1830Z


Date/Time of Expected End: June 03, 2021 2300Z


Length of Outage:  4 Hours 30 Minutes


Details/Specifics of Change: The LME LEO Ground Station at Suitland, MD is not receiving pass solution data. The LUT vendor is investigating the problem.


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


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


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