Topic: SARSATFlorida 1 & 2 Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Stations Offline

Date/Time Issued: February 19, 2019 0037Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: February 18, 2019 1238Z

Date/Time of Expected End: TBD

Length of Outage: TBD

Details/Specifics of Change:Florida 1 & 2 LEO Ground Stations in Miami, FL have both been out of service since February 18, 2019 at 1238Z. The LUT Vendor has been notified and is sending a technician to the site to troubleshoot a suspected power problem. Verizon was also notified to ensure good communications. Verizon determined that communications to the site is good.

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

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

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

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