Update #1 - Final Update: The Maryland 1 GEO Ground Station returned to normal operations at 2051Z. The maintenance vendor is still investigating the cause of the outage.

Topic: Maryland1Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:February 09, 2018 2315Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: February 09, 2018 1819Z

Date/Time of Expected End: February 09, 2018 2051Z

Length of Outage: 2 hours 32 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland1GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data on February 09, 2018 at 1819Z. The maintenance vendor is investigating this issue.

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

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