Topic:SARSAT Outage/Anomaly:Maryland2Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:July 16, 2018 0913Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 16, 2018 0756Z

Date/Time of Expected End: July 16, 2018 0850Z

Length of Outage: 54 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland2GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data at 0756Z.The LUT Vendor found that Maryland 2 accepted a cold reboot command, but did not process due to a communication issue. Warm reboot commands were sent to the Front Processor and Location Processor servers and the LUT returned to Normal Operation at 0850Z.

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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