Topic: SMD Latency at McMurdo Expected due to 11/9 Black Island Antenna Maintenance (Rescheduled from 11/5)


Date/Time Issued: November 3, 2020 / 1430Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  N20 Products


Date/Time of Initial Impact:  November 9, 2020 0430Z (Outage 1) and November 9, 2020 2200Z(Outage 2)


Date/Time of Expected End: November 9, 2020 0630Z (Outage 1) and November 10, 2020 0000Z(Outage 2)


Length of Outage:   2 hours for each outage


Details/Specifics of Change:  This activity was originally planned for 11/5 but it was rescheduled. Maintenance work and damage assessment are planned on the McMurdo 11m terminal at Black Island. This activity will take place during two maintenance windows. All MMCS customers will be impacted(JPSS/DMSP). IP traffic to/from McMurdo will be interrupted. For NSF traffic, this will affect Internet access, off-continent phone calls, file data transfer, AFTAC, CTBTO, and Wells Fargo ATM services.

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

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