Update # 1-Final Update: Following execution of recovery procedures, the Florida Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station returned to normal operations at October 15, 2018 1157Z. The root cause is still under investigation.

SARSAT Florida Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station Data Delay

Date/Time Issued: October 15, 2018 1422Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 15, 2018 1110Z

Date/Time of Expected End: October 15, 2018 1157Z

Length of Outage: 47 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: SARSAT Florida Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station alert data is being delayed in excess of 40 minutes. The MEOLUT maintenance vendor and SARSAT analysts are working to resolve the problem.

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 usmcc@noaa.gov at 301-817-4576

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