Update #1 - Final Update: The LUT vendor power cycled Alaska 3 due to an issue with the PROC service.  Alaska 3 returned to normal operations at 1332Z July 13, 2021.

Topic:  SARSAT Alaska 3 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: July 13, 2021 1419Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 13, 2021 0441Z

Date/Time of Expected End: July 13, 2021 1332Z

Length of Outage:  8 hours, 51 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: The Alaska 3 (AK3) LEO Ground Station located in Fairbanks, AK has stopped sending pass solution data. The LUT vendor has been contacted and is investigating this issue.


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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