Update #1 - Final Update: The Front Processor (FP) device manager showed that the USB Data Translation Board was not longer seen by the server. A cold reboot was issued to the FP and Maryland 1 GEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations on 04 February 2018 at 0244Z.

Topic:SARSAT Outage/Anomaly: Maryland 1 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: February 04, 2018 0320Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: February 04, 2018 0206Z

Date/Time of Expected End: Fevruary 04, 2018 0244Z

Length of Outage: 38 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland 1 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD has stopped sending 406 MHz alert data. The maintenance vendor has been contacted to investigate the problem.

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

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 301-817-4576

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