Update #1 - Final Update -- After the LUT vendor fixed a beacon frequency calibration/adjustment issue, Maryland 1 GEO Ground Station returned to normal operations at 1821Z.

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


Date/Time Issued:  October 29, 2020 2025Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:  October 29, 2020 1557Z


Date/Time of Expected End:  October 29, 2020 1821Z


Length of Outage:  Approx. 2 hours 24 min. 


Details/Specifics of Change:  Maryland 1 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD, has not received alert data in over 40 minutes. 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 Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 


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