Topic:SARSAT Outage/Anomaly: Maryland1Geostationary
(GEO) Ground Station Offline
May 01, 2018 0640Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial
Impact: May 01, 2018 0444Z
Date/Time of Expected
End: May 01, 2018 0558Z
Length of Outage:
1 hour and 14 minutes
Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert
data at 0444Z. The LUT Vendor found that Maryland 1 accepted a
cold reboot command, but did not process due to a communication
issue. Maryland 1 was manually
restarted and returned to Normal Operation at 0558Z. All
missing alert data was recovered.
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.govat3
Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A
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