Update #1: The LUT vendor reported that MD2 was performing software updates. After Windows completed its update, MD2 data returned to normal.

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

Date/Time Issued:  January 19, 2023 2329Z 

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data 

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  January 19, 2023 2017Z 

Date/Time of Expected End:  January 19, 2023 2246Z 

Length of Outage:   2 hours 29 minutes 

Details/Specifics of Change:  The Maryland 2 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD, is not sending alert solution data. . 

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  301-817-4576 

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