Update#1: The vendor checked MD2 and found that it had self-recovered and services had returned to normal operations.
Topic: SARSAT Maryland 2 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued:July 17, 2019 2358Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact:July 17, 2019 2201Z
Date/Time of Expected End: July 17, 2019 2304Z
Length of Outage: 1 hour and 3 minutes
Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland 2 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD,is not receiving alert data. The LUT vendor is investigating.
Impact:Minor-There is no impact on distress alert detection/reporting timeliness due to the redundancy of the SARSAT GEOLUT system.
Site(s) for applicable information:N/A
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