Update #1 (Final Update):  After the LUT vendor restarted both the down converter SDR and processor,  Alaska 3 LEO Ground Station returned to normal operations as of 1228Z.

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


Date/Time Issued:   August 11, 2021 1402Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:  August 11, 2021 0411Z


Date/Time of Expected End: August 11, 2021 1228Z


Length of Outage:  8 hours and 17 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 for the northernmost ground station. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.


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


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

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