Topic:SARSAT Satellite S13 (METOP B) Search and Rescue Processor (SARP)anomaly

Date/Time Issued:February 15, 2019 1806Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:February 14, 2019 2335Z

Date/Time of Expected End: TBD

Length of Outage: TBD

Details/Specifics of Change:It was determined that the S13SARPfailed after 2335Z on 14 February.

The USMCC placed a filter on S13SARPdata and recommended that all MCCs do the same at 1635Z.

The USMCC is waiting for confirmation of aSARPreset and new time calibration data to be provided by the FMCC.

Impact:Minor-Loss of Storage/forward capability. Satellite is limited to real-time/local distress detection and relay. Timeliness of global coverage detection and relay affected.

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

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

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