Update #2: Vendor maintenance expressed that AK2 was hung after power
was restored. Once AK2 was rebooted, operations returned to normal.

Update #1: Power was restored and operations returned to normal for
AK1, but AK2 still remains unresponsive

Topic: SARSAT Alaska 1 and 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Stations Offline

Date/Time Issued: November 15, 2019 1027Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: November 14, 2019 0743Z

Date/Time of Expected End: November 15, 2019 0300Z

Length of Outage: 19 Hours and 57 Minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 1 and 2 LEO Ground Stations in Fairbanks, AK are not receiving pass solution data. A Verizon Ticket has been opened ( 2019111414842). Medium-Missed pass vulnerability to other Ground Station sites being down significantly increased. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed

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