Update #1 (Final Update): The ongoing GOES-17 outage caused this anomaly report to be opened in error. The SARSAT Maryland 2 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station is operating normally.

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


Date/Time Issued:  July 22, 2021 1227Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:  July 22, 2021 0546Z


Date/Time of Expected End:  July 22, 2021 1224Z


Length of Outage:  6 hours, 38 minutes


Details/Specifics of Change:  The Maryland 2 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD, is not receiving alert data. There is an outage due to GOES-17 entering a safehold starting at 537Z.


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 


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

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