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Topic: SARSATAlaska2Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:February 28, 2019 0643Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:February 28, 2019 0520Z

Date/Time of Expected End:TBD

Length of Outage:TBD

Details/Specifics of Change:Alaska 2 LEO Ground Station inFairbanks, AK2 is out of service following two consecutive missed satellite passes. The LUT Vendor is investigating the problem.

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

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