Update #1 (Final Update): The technician found that the McMurdo beacon did not have connection to power. The technician restored power and the McMurdo beacon returned to normal operations.

Topic:  McMurdo Orbitography Beacon Offline

Date/Time Issued:  May 13, 2021 1605Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  May 13, 2021 0120Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  May 13, 2021 1448Z

Length of Outage:  13 hours, 28 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:  The McMurdo Orbitography Beacon at McMurdo Station, Antarctica is offline. McMurdo Station has been contacted and is dispatching a technician to investigate.

Impact:  Medium - McMurdo orbitography beacon not available to monitor Doppler location accuracy. Impact is minimized by the use of other available beacons.

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

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