Update#1- The LUT vendor rebooted MD1's System Processor (SP) and Front Processor (FP), and operations have returned to normal.

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

Date/Time Issued:December 27, 2018 2245Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 27, 2018 1335Z

Date/Time of Expected End:
December 27, 2018 1716Z

Length of Outage: 3 Hours and 41 Minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: Maryland 1 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data on December 27, 2018 1335Z

Impact: Minor-There is no impact on 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

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

SARSAT United States Mission Control Center
Office: 1.301.817.4576| Fax: 1.301.817.4568
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