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
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 Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat 301-817-4576
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