Update #1: Final Update - Maryland Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station back to normal operations at 0512Z. MDL FP was manually restarted. Data is now being sent to the USMCC.

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

Date/Time Issued:March 31 2018 0543Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 31 2018 0405Z

Date/Time of Expected End: March 31, 2018 0512Z

Length of Outage: 1 hour 7 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland1GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data on March 31, 2018 at 0405Z.

Impact:Minor-There is no impact on distress alert detection/reporting timeliness due to the redundancy of the SARSAT GEOLUT system.

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

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

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