Update #1 - Final Update: The LUT Vendor
found that a Command and Control System failure occurred. The
Front Processor and Signal Processor servers were manually
restarted and Maryland 2 GEO Ground Station returned to Normal
Topic: SARSATMaryland 2Geostationary(GEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued: December 17, 2018 0935Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 17, 2018 0820Z
Date/Time of Expected End: December 17, 2018
Length of Outage: 59 minutes
Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland 2 (GEO) Ground Station Offlinein Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data onDecember 17, 2018 at 0820Z. 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.govat301-817-4576
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