Update #1 – Final Update – The LUT Vendor reported the communications issue was caused by an offline circuit.  The Ground Station communication circuit has been restored and is now operational.   The data for the  Florida MEOLUT and LEOLUT is being received and distributed.


Topic:  SARSAT Florida Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station Offline


Date/Time Issued:   May 31, 2020 2000Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 29, 2020 0329Z 


Date/Time of Expected End:  May 31, 2020 1936Z


Length of Outage:  2 days 16 hours and 7 minutes


Details/Specifics of Change:  The SARSAT Florida Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station stopped sending data directly to the USMCC at 0329Z. The MEOLUT maintenance vendor and SARSAT analysts are working to identify and resolve the problem.


Impact:  Medium-Atlantic and Caribbean Search and Rescue region's MEOSAR distress detection/reporting is delayed. LEOSAR and GEOSAR are nominal.  


Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 301-817-4576


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

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