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SUBJECT: SARSAT OUTAGE/ANOMALY: UPDATE #2 SARSAT SATELLITE S13 (METOP
THIS IS A MULTI-PART MESSAGE IN MIME FORMAT.

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*UPDATE#2-FINAL UPDATE - *ALL US LEOLUTS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED
TIME CALIBRATION DATA FROM FMCC AND HAVE REPORTED ACCURATE DOPPLER
SOLUTIONS. ALL US LUTS ARE FULLY OPERATIONAL FOR S13 (METOP B) AND THE
FILTER FOR S13 (METOP B) HAS BEEN REMOVED.

*UPDATE#1: *FMCC DELIVERED NEW TIME CALIBRATION DATA FOR S13 AT 2158Z.
THEY WERE SUCCESSFULLY SENT TO ALL US LEOLUTS AT 2206Z.

*TOPIC:*  SARSAT SATELLITE S13 (METOP B) SEARCH AND RESCUE PROCESSOR
(SARP) ANOMALY

*DATE/TIME ISSUED: * NOVEMBER 17, 2018 0837Z

*PRODUCT(S) OR DATA IMPACTED:* SARSAT ALERT DATA

*DATE/TIME OF INITIAL IMPACT:*NOVEMBER 16, 2018 0752Z

*DATE/TIME OF EXPECTED END: *NOVEMBER 16, 2018 2206Z

*LENGTH OF OUTAGE:*  14 HOURS AND 14 MINUTES

*DETAILS/SPECIFICS OF CHANGE: *IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE S13 SARP
FAILED AROUND 0752Z ON 16 NOVEMBER.

THE USMCC NOTIFIED THE FRENCH MCC (FMCC) OF THE ISSUE AT 1444Z.

THE FMCC NOTIFIED ALL MCCS THAT A SARP RESET HAS BEEN REQUESTED FROM
EUMETSAT AT 1450Z.

THE USMCC PLACED A FILTER ON S13 SARP DATA AND RECOMMENDED THAT
ALL MCCS
DO THE SAME AT 1504Z.

THE USMCC IS WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION OF A SARP RESET AND NEW TIME
CALIBRATION DATA TO BE PROVIDED BY THE FMCC.

*IMPACT: *MEDIUM-LOSS OF STORAGE/FORWARD CAPABILITY. SATELLITE IS
LIMITED TO REAL-TIME/LOCAL DISTRESS DETECTION AND RELAY. TIMELINESS OF
GLOBAL COVERAGE DETECTION AND RELAY AFFECTED.

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


*WEB SITE(S) FOR APPLICABLE INFORMATION:*N/A

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UPDATE#2-FINAL UPDATE - ALL US LEOLUTS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED TIME CALIBRATION DATA FROM FMCC AND HAVE REPORTED ACCURATE DOPPLER SOLUTIONS. ALL US LUTS ARE FULLY OPERATIONAL FOR S13 (METOP B) AND THE FILTER FOR S13 (METOP B) HAS BEEN REMOVED.

UPDATE#1: FMCC DELIVERED NEW TIME CALIBRATION DATA FOR S13 AT 2158Z. THEY WERE SUCCESSFULLY SENT TO ALL US LEOLUTS AT 2206Z.

TOPIC: SARSAT SATELLITE S13 (METOP B) SEARCH AND RESCUE PROCESSOR (SARP) ANOMALY

DATE/TIME ISSUED: NOVEMBER 17, 2018 0837Z

PRODUCT(S) OR DATA IMPACTED: SARSAT ALERT DATA

DATE/TIME OF INITIAL IMPACT: NOVEMBER 16, 2018 0752Z

DATE/TIME OF EXPECTED END: NOVEMBER 16, 2018 2206Z

LENGTH OF OUTAGE: 14 HOURS AND 14 MINUTES

DETAILS/SPECIFICS OF CHANGE: IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE S13 SARP FAILED AROUND 0752Z ON 16 NOVEMBER.

THE USMCC NOTIFIED THE FRENCH MCC (FMCC) OF THE ISSUE AT 1444Z.

THE FMCC NOTIFIED ALL MCCS THAT A SARP RESET HAS BEEN REQUESTED FROM EUMETSAT AT 1450Z.

THE USMCC PLACED A FILTER ON S13 SARP DATA AND RECOMMENDED THAT ALL MCCS DO THE SAME AT 1504Z.

THE USMCC IS WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION OF A SARP RESET AND NEW TIME CALIBRATION DATA TO BE PROVIDED BY THE FMCC.

IMPACT: MEDIUM-LOSS OF STORAGE/FORWARD CAPABILITY. SATELLITE IS LIMITED TO REAL-TIME/LOCAL DISTRESS DETECTION AND RELAY. TIMELINESS OF GLOBAL COVERAGE DETECTION AND RELAY AFFECTED.

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

THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT BY ESPC.NOTIFICATION@NOAA.GOV. YOU HAVE BEEN SENT THIS AND OTHER NOTIFICATIONS BECAUSE YOU HAVE OPTED IN TO RECEIVE IT. IF FOR ANY REASON, YOU WISH TO UNSUBSCRIBE, PLEASE CONTACT ESPC HELP DESK AT ESPCOPERATIONS@NOAA.GOV OR (301) 817-3880. PLEASE NOTE: IT MAY TAKE UP TO TWO BUSINESS DAYS TO PROCESS YOUR UNSUBSCRIBE REQUEST.

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