Update #1-Final Update: After the maintenance vendor manually shut down and rebooted MD 2 it returned to normal operations at 0321Z, December 06, 2018.

Topic: SARSATMaryland 2Geostationary(GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:December 06,2018 0350Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 06,2018 0209Z

Date/Time of Expected End: December 06, 2018 0321Z

Length of Outage: 1 hour and 12 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland 2 (GEO) Ground Station Offlinein Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data onDecember 06,2018 at 0209 Z. The LUT Vendor is investigating the problem.

Impact:Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.

Contact Information for Further Information:USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat

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

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