Update #1 - Final Update: Maryland 2 GEO Ground Station returned to normal operations at 0938Z when it began processing alert data. The vendor is still investigating the root cause of the outage.

Topic:SARSAT Outage/Anomaly:Maryland2Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:June 29, 2019 1445Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: June 28, 2019 2201Z

Date/Time of Expected End: June 29, 2019 0938Z

Length of Outage: 11 hours 37 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland 2 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD stopped receiving alert data at 2201Z.. The maintenance vendor has been contacted and is currently investigating the issue.

Impact: Minor-There is no impact on distress alert detection/reporting timeliness due the redundancy of the SARSAT GEOLUT system.

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