Update #1 (Final Update): After the LUT vendor found and corrected a Windows domain issue, the AK3 LEO Ground Station returned to normal operation.

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

Date/Time Issued:   January 16, 2021 2357Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:   January 16, 2021 2037Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  January 16, 2021 2309Z

Length of Outage:  2 hours, 32 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 satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

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