Final Update#2: AK3 is now receiving pass solution data and has detected the McMurdo reference beacon.

Update#1: AK3 is now receiving pass solution data, but it is not detecting the McMurdo reference beacon.

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

Date/Time Issued:   November 21, 2020 0749ZZ

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:   November 20, 2020 1129Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  November 21, 2020 0253Z

Length of Outage 15 hours and 24 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: The Alaska 3  (AK3) LEO Ground Station located in Fairbanks, AK has stopped receiving pass solution data as of 1129Z. The LUT vendor has been contacted and is investigating this issue.

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

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations at 

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

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