Update #1 - Final Update: Maryland 1 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station is Online and back to normal operations.

Topic:SARSAT Outage/Anomaly:Maryland1Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: March 29,2018 0852Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 29,2018 0736Z

Date/Time of Expected End: March 29,2018 0829Z

Length of Outage: 53 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland1GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data on March 18, 2018 0736Z . The maintenance vendor has resolved this issue by rebooting the FP server and Maryland 1 GEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations at 0829Z.

Impact:Minor-Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected due to the redundancy of the SARSAT GEOLUT system..

Contact Information for Further Information:USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat301-817-4576

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