Update#1-(Final Update):  After power cycling the antenna, Alaska 4 LEO Ground Station began Sending pass solution data again.

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

Date/Time Issued:   January 22, 2023 1601Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:   January 22, 2023 1627Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  January 24, 2023 0518Z

Length of Outage:  2 Days, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 4 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, AK is not sending pass solution data. The maintenance vendor investigated and reports this is an issue with Antenna 2. They are having a tech dispatched to the ground station, but could not provide an ETA. 

Impact: Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 

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

SARSAT United States Mission Control Center
Office: 1.301.817.4576 | Fax: 1.301.817.4568
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