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

Date/Time Issued:  May 8, 2021 1923Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  May 8, 2021 1743Z

Date/Time of Expected End:   May 8, 2021 1908Z

Length of Outage:  1 hour, 25 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:  The Maryland 1 (MD1) GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD, temporarily stopped receiving alert data due to patching activities. The LUT Vendor completed patching and MD1 returned to normal operations.

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 at 301-817-4576

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

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