Update #1 - Final Update: After the LUT vendor removed a recent operating system patch, Maryland 2Geostationary(GEO) Ground Station returned to normal operations at 1602Z August 30, 2018.

Topic: SARSATMaryland 2Geostationary(GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: August 30, 2018 1700Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 29, 2018 2158Z

Date/Time of Expected End: August 30, 2018 1602Z

Length of Outage: 17 hours and 4 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Maryland 2GEO(LEO) Ground Station Offlinein Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data on August 29, 2018 at 2158Z. The LUT Vendor is investigating the problem.

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

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat301-817-4576

Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A

This message was sent byESPC.Notification@noaa.gov. You have been sent this and other notifications because you have opted in to receive it. If for any reason, you wish to unsubscribe, please contactESPCHelp Desk atESPCOperations@noaa.gov or(301) 817-3880. Please note: it may take up to two business days to process your unsubscribe request.