Update#1- After the Vendor rebooted MD2 and corrected an FTP issue, MD2 returned to normal operations

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


Date/Time Issued:  March 20,2020 0425Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:  March 19, 2020 2109Z


Date/Time of Expected End:  March 20, 2020 0249Z


Length of Outage:  5 hours, 40 minutes


Details/Specifics of Change:  Maryland 2 GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD, is not receiving alert data. The LUT vendor is investigating.


Impact: Minor-There is no impact on distress alert detection/reporting timeliness due to the redundancy of the SARSAT GEOLUT system.


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