Topic: Maryland1Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station

Date/Time Issued: March 18, 2018 0208Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 18, 2018 0023Z

Date/Time of Expected End: March 18, 2018 0107Z

Length of Outage: 44 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland1GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data on March 18, 2018 0023Z . The maintenance vendor has resolved this issue by rebooting the FP server and Maryland 1 GEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations at 0107Z.

Impact:Minor-Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected 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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