Update#1 – Final Update – The LUT Vendor reported the windows update caused a delay in data.  The updates are now complete and the Ground Station returned to normal operations at 1735Z. 

Topic:  SARSAT Maryland 2 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline


Date/Time Issued:  July 29, 2020 1925Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:  July 29, 2020 1604Z


Date/Time of Expected End:  July 29, 2020 1735Z


Length of Outage:  1 hour 39 mins


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. 

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


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

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