Update #1 - Final Update: The LUT Vendor found that the A/D board on the Front Processor (FP) had become hung. The FP server was manually restarted and Alaska 1 LEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations.

SARSAT Alaska 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: October 24, 2018 2113Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 24, 2018 1800Z

Date/Time of Expected End: October 24, 2018 2013Z

Length of Outage: 2 hours 13 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 1 LEO Ground Station in Fairbanks, Alaska is not receiving pass solution data. The maintenance vendor is investigating this issue.

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

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 301-817-4576

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