Update #1 - (Final Update): The LUT Vendor found that the Command Control system software had failed. The LUT was manually restarted and Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations.

Topic: SARSATAlaska2 LEO Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:October 3, 2018 0235Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT Alert Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 2, 2018 2159Z

Date/Time of Expected End: October 3 , 2018 0120Z

Length of Outage: 3 Hours 21 Minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station inFairbanks, AKis offline.Alaska 2 has sustained two consecutive missed passes. The maintenance contractor has been notified and is working on a solution.

Impact:Medium-Dual satellite tracking capability lost for northernmost Ground Station. Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.

Contact Information for Further Information:USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat301-817-4576

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