Topic: SARSATHawaii1 Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:October 9, 2018 0926Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:October 9, 2018 0636Z

Date/Time of Expected End:October 9, 2018 0917Z

Length of Outage:2 hours and 41minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Hawaii1LEO Ground Stationat Hickam Air Force Base, HI wasout of service following three consecutive missed satellite passes. The LUT Vendor found that the LUT had sustained a communications failure with the antenna. The Front Processor and Location Processor servers were restarted and Hawaii 1 LEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations.

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

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

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

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