Topic:SARSAT Outage/Anomaly: Maryland 2 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued: April 03, 2018 0555Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 03,
Date/Time of Expected End: April 03, 2018
Length of Outage: 46 minutes
Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland 2 GEO Ground Station in
Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 alert data. The
maintenance vendor determined that the Signal Processor
(SP) had become hung and restarted the SP software.
Maryland 2 returned to Normal Operation and all missing
alert data came in late.
Impact: Minor - Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.
Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A