Topic: SARSAT Alaska 4 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued: February 14, 2022 1836Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: February 14, 2022 1627Z
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.