Update#1 (Final Update): Alaska 4 has returned to normal operations as of February 14, 2022 2129Z.
Topic: SARSAT Alaska 4 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued: February 16, 2022 1945Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: February 14, 2022 1627Z
Date/Time of Expected End: February 14, 2022 2129Z
Length of Outage: 5 hours and 2 minutes
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.
Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov and 301-817-3880
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