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*SUBJECT: PRODUCT OUTAGE/ANOMALY: UPDATE #2 SARSAT OUTAGE/ANOMALY: HAWAII 2 LEO
 GROUND STATION OFFLINE, ISSUED: DECEMBER 01, 2016 0145Z
*UPDATE #2:*THE MAINTENANCE VENDOR HAS ADVISED THAT THE HAWAII 2 LEO
GROUND STATION HAS SUSTAINED A HARDWARE FAILURE AND WILL BE PLACED OUT
OF COMMISSION UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS RESOLVED.  ESTIMATED DURATION OF
OUTAGE IS UNKNOWN AT PRESENT TIME.*
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UPDATE #1: *SARSAT HAWAII 2 LOW EARTH ORBIT (LEO) GROUND STATION
EXPERIENCED A FAULTY LNC. VENDOR MAINTENANCE IS WORKING TOWARDS A
RESOLUTION.*
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TOPIC:*  SARSAT HAWAII 2 LOW EARTH ORBIT (LEO) GROUND STATION OFFLINE

*DATE/TIME ISSUED:*  DECEMBER 01, 2016 0145Z*
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**PRODUCT(S) OR DATA IMPACTED:*  SARSAT ALERT DATA

*DATE/TIME OF INITIAL IMPACT:*  NOVEMBER 29, 2016 2002Z

*DATE/TIME OF EXPECTED END:*  TBD

*LENGTH OF OUTAGE:*  TBD

*DETAILS/SPECIFICS OF CHANGE:* HAWAII 2 LEO GROUND STATION IN WAHIAWA,
HAWAII HAS MISSED TWO CONSECUTIVE PASSES FOR UNKNOWN REASONS. THE
MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING.

*IMPACT:* MINOR-DUAL SATELLITE TRACKING CAPABILITY LOST. DISTRESS ALERT
DETECTION/REPORTING TIMELINESS AFFECTED.

*CONTACT INFORMATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:* USMCC OPERATIONS
USMCC@NOAA.GOV AT 301-817-4576

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