Update #4 (Final Update): After the maintenance technician power cycled the antenna and fiber transmitter, the Alaska 3 LEO Ground Station returned to normal operations.

Update #3:  Alaska 3 (AK3) is sending pass data, but reporting low solution counts and not detecting the McMurdo reference beacon. LUT AK3 is still under investigation.

Update #2: The LUT vendor reported that AK3 is still under investigation. AK3 is intermittently receiving pass data.

Update #1: The LUT vendor has dispatched a technician to the site. 

Topic:  SARSAT Alaska 3 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:   November 06, 2020 1603Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:   November 04, 2020 1600Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  November 05, 2020  2323Z

Length of Outage:  31 hours 23 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Alaska 3  (AK3) LEO Ground Station located in Fairbanks, AK has stopped receiving pass solution data as of 1600Z. The LUT vendor has been contacted and is dispatching a technician to the Ground Station.

Impact: Minor satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

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

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