Update #1-Final Update- After the maintenance vendor manually reset the collector on the front processor, Alaska 1 LEO Ground Station returned to normal operations at 0756 Z, October 28, 2018.

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

Date/Time Issued: October 28, 2018 0823Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 28, 2018 0641Z

Date/Time of Expected End: October 28,2018 0756Z

Length of Outage: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:
Alaska 1 LEO Ground Station is not operational. The problem is under investigation by the maintenance vendor following two consecutive missed passes.

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

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

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