Update #1 - Final Update: The Maintenance vendor was able to resolve the issue. Both Hawaii and Florida Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Stations resumed following the USMCC Tracking Schedule.

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

Date/Time Issued: September 13, 2023 1653Z


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: September 13, 2023 1400Z


Length of Outage: 26 Days, 3 Hours, 40 Minutes


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 usmcc@noaa.gov at 301-817-4576


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