Update #7: The local technician has replaced the suspect elevation stepper motor, however the issue remains. Further investigation and consultation with Honeywell's engineering team will resume tomorrow.

Update#6:The additional parts have arrived, but due to inclement weather, the technician is unable to make repairs at this time.

Update #5: The technician required additional replacement parts. The equipment has been ordered and is scheduled to arrive in Guam on October 01, 2018.

Update #4:The shipment ofreplacement parts has arrived in Guam. The technician has yet to receive and install the parts.

Update #3: The LUT vendor indicates that due to a significant weather event (Category 1 Typhoon) the base is closed and all Fedex deliveries in that service area are delayed.

Update #2: The LUT vendor has sent replacement parts for the associate fault via Fedex to the Ground Station. The ETA is September 11, 2018.

Update #1:
The LUT vendor has isolated the issue to the antenna subsystem, however the issue is not yet resolved. Further investigation and troubleshooting will resume tomorrow.

SARSATGuam2Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: October 05, 2018 0052Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 05, 2018 0811Z

Date/Time of Expected End: TBD

Length of Outage: TBD

Details/Specifics of Change:Guam2 LEO Ground Station, at Andersen Air Force Base,has stopped receiving pass solution data. The LUT Vendor is investigating the problem.

Impact: Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

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

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