Update #1 (Final Update): The maintenance vendor determined that the outage was caused by patching activity. After updates were complete, the MD1 ground station returned to normal operation.

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

Date/Time Issued:  June 26, 2020 1707Z

 Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

 Date/Time of Initial Impact:  June 26, 2020 1542Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  June 26, 2020 1645Z

Length of Outage: 1 hour, 3 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:  Maryland 1 (MD1) GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD, has stopped receiving alert data. The LUT Vendor is investigating this issue.

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

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 301-817-4576

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