Update #1 - Final Update -- Both ground stations began sending alert data again at 1917Z. The communications vendor and SARSAT analysts are still investigating the root cause of the issue. 


Topic:  SARSAT Florida and Hawaii Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Stations Offline


Date/Time Issued:   April 07, 2022 2015Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 07, 2022 1531Z


Date/Time of Expected End:  April 07, 2022 1917Z


Length of Outage Approx. 3 hours 46 minutes


Details/Specifics of Change:  The SARSAT Florida and Hawaii Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Stations are not sending data to the USMCC. The communications vendor and SARSAT analysts are working to identify and resolve the problem.


Impact:  Significant - Western Pacific, Atlantic, and Caribbean Search and Rescue region's MEOSAR distress detection/reporting is delayed. LEOSAR and GEOSAR are nominal.  


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


Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A


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