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

Date/Time Issued:  July 16, 2023 1532Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 16, 2023 1333Z


Date/Time of Expected End: July 16, 2023 at 1430Z


Length of Outage: 57 minutes


Details/Specifics of Change:  The SARSAT Florida Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station was not sending data to the USMCC. The maintenance vendor and rebooted operational services and the ground station returned to normal on July 16, 2023 at 1430Z.


Impact:  Medium - Western Pacific, 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 at 301-817-4576


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

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