Topic:SARSAT Outage/Anomaly: Maryland 2 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: April 10, 2018 1058Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 10, 2018 0922Z

Date/Time of Expected End: April 10, 2018 1016Z

Length of Outage: 54 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland 2 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped receiving 406 alert data at 0922Z. The maintenance vendor restarted the Front Processor and Maryland 2 returned to Normal Operations at 1016Z.

Impact: Minor - Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations at 301-817-4576

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

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