Update#1 - Final Update: The LUT vendor corrected an Analog to Digital board issue and Maryland 2 returned to normal operations.

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


Date/Time Issued:  September 22, 2023 2342Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:   September 22, 2023 1759Z


Date/Time of Expected End:  September 25, 2023 2301Z


Length of Outage:  3 days, 5 hours and 2 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 Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 

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