Topic: SARSAT Hawaii and Florida Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Stations not Following USMCC Provided Tracking Schedule  

Date/Time Issued: September 11, 2023 1652Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:   Hawaii and Florida Medium Earth Orbit Ground Stations


Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 18, 2023 1020Z


Date/Time of Expected End: TBD


Length of Outage: TBD


Details/Specifics of Change:  The Florida and Hawaii MEOLUTs are not ingesting the optimized USMCC antenna tracking schedule. They have defaulted to their own internal schedules. The USMCC is working with the maintenance vendor to resolve the issue. MEO data is still being received from international partners.  


Impact:  Minor  Distress alert location reporting may be delayed and location accuracy may be reduced. GEOSAR and LEOSAR are operating nominally.


Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations at 301-817-4576

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

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