Topic: SARSAT Maryland 2 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued: July 22, 2021 0814Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 22, 2021 0546Z
Date/Time of Expected End: TBD
Length of Outage: TBD
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
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