Update #1 – Final Update – The LUT Vendor reported power has been restored to the Ground Stations in Fairbanks, Alaska. The LUT is operational.

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

Date/Time Issued:   March 23, 2020 1715Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:   March 20, 2020 0100Z

Date/Time of Expected End:
 March 23, 2020 1620Z

Length of Outage:  3 days 15 hours 20 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:  Alaska 1 and 2 LEO Ground Stations in Fairbanks, AK are not receiving alert data. The LUT vendor reported an issue occurred due to a power outage.

Impact: Medium- Missed pass vulnerability to other Ground Station sites being down significantly increased. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at

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

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