Update #1 - Final Update: The LUT Vendor found that the collector software had failed. The Front Processor and Location Processor servers were rebooted and Maryland 1 GEO Ground Station returned to Normal Operations.

Topic: SARSAT Maryland 1 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: September 4, 2018 0830Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 4, 2018 0653Z

Date/Time of Expected End:
September 4, 2018 0808Z

Length of Outage:
1 hour and 15 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Maryland 1 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data. The LUT Vendor has been contacted to investigate the problem.

Impact: Minor-Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness due to the redundancy of the SARSAT GEOLUT system.

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations
usmcc@noaa.govat 301-817-4576

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