Topic:  SARSAT Alaska 4 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline


Date/Time Issued:  February 11, 2022 1257Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:      February 11, 2022 1227Z


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 consecutive passes. The maintenance vendor has previously reported an intermittent azimuth antenna issue that's related to the low temperatures in Fairbanks, AK.


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



 SARSAT United States Mission Control Center

Office: 1.301.817.4576 | Fax: 1.301.817.4568 |


Contact information for further information:

ESPC Operations at or 301-817-3880 24x7 or during normal business hours


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