Update #2 (Final Update):  The LUT vendor corrected an FP server communication error that occurred due to an incomplete shutdown. Temporary communication files were purged and Guam 2 returned to normal operations at 1531 UTC.

Update #1: Correction  on Details/Specifics of Change: There is no report from the LUT Vendor. They are investigating the issue.

Topic:  SARSAT Guam 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:  August 17, 2021 1846Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 16, 2021 0023Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  August 17, 2021 1531Z

Length of Outage: 15 hours and 8 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:  The Guam 2 LEO Ground Station in Andersen Air Force Base, Guam is not sending pass solution data. The LUT vendor reports a problem with the A to D board and has contacted a local site technician for assistance.

Impact: Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

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

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