Update#1- The LUT vendor rebooted the MD1 ground station, and it began sending alert data again at 1613Z.
Topic: SARSAT Maryland 1 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline
Date/Time Issued: January 29, 2022 1652Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data
Date/Time of Initial Impact:
January 29, 2022 1521ZDate/Time of Expected End:
January 29, 2022 1613ZLength of Outage:
approx. 52 minutesDetails/Specifics of Change:
1 (MD1) GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD, has stopped receiving alert
data. The LUT Vendor is investigating this issue.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A
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