Update #1 - Final Update – After the maintenance vendor replaced the antenna transceivers, the Florida MEO Ground Station returned to normal operations.
Topic: SARSAT Florida Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station Not Operational
Date/Time Issued: August 2, 2023 1404Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 26, 2023 1000Z
Date/Time of Expected End: August 1, 2023 1630Z
Length of Outage: 6 days, 6 hours, and 30 minutes.
Details/Specifics of Change: Florida MEO Ground Station in Miami, FL is only sending data from three of its eight operational channels. The maintenance vendor is investigating this issue.
Impact: Medium - 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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