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 firstname.lastname@example.org at 301-817-4576
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