Update #1-Final Update: Maryland 2 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station returned to Normal Operations at 0323 UTC, July 21,2018. Maryland 2 experienced a database issue and was rebooted.

Topic:M-B SARSAT Outage/Anomaly: Maryland 2 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:M-BM-BJuly 21, 2018 0405Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:M-B SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:M-B July 21, 2018 0200Z

Date/Time of Expected End:M-B July 21, 2018 0323Z

Length of Outage:
1 hour and 23 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:M-B Maryland 2 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data on July 21, 2018 0200 Z

Impact:M-B Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

Contact Information for Further Information:M-B USMCC OperationsM-Busmcc@noaa.govM-Bat 301-817-4576

Web Site(s) for applicable information:M-BM-BN/A