Update#1-Final Update- Vendor maintenance manually rebooted the Front Processor (FP) and Location Processor (LP). Service has returned to normal.

Topic: SARSATMaryland 2Geostationary(GEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:October 15, 2018 1940Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 15, 2018 1703Z

Date/Time of Expected End: October 15, 2018 1828Z

Length of Outage: 1 hour 31 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:Maryland 2GEO(LEO) Ground Station Offlinein Suitland, MD stopped sending 406 MHz alert data onOctober 15, 2018 at 1703Z. The LUT Vendor is investigating the problem..

Impact:Minor-Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.

Contact Information for Further Information:USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat

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