Topic: SARSAT Alaska 4 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued: January 2, 20220 1326Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: January 2, 2022 0812Z
Date/Time of Expected End: TBD
Length of Outage: TBD
Details/Specifics of Change: The Alaska 4 (AK4) LEO Ground Station located in Fairbanks, AK has missed two consecutive passes. The maintenance vendor has reported an intermittent azimuth antenna issue.
Impact: Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.