Update#1- Final Update: The maintenance vendor replaced the fiber optic transceiver, and Alaska 4 returned to normal operations.
Topic: SARSAT Alaska 4 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued: June 9, 2023 2054Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 31, 2023 1800Z
Date/Time of Expected End: June 9, 2023 1900Z
Length of Outage: 70 Days and 1 hour
Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 4 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, AK is not sending the expected amount of pass solution data. The maintenance vendor has been notified.
Impact: Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.
Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations firstname.lastname@example.org at 301-817-4576
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