Update #1-Final Update: After the LUT Vendor manually rebooted MD1, the Ground Station is now operational and sending pass data solutions.

Topic:  SARSAT Maryland 1 Geostationary (GEO) Ground Station Offline

 Date/Time Issued:  March 27, 2020 0543Z

 Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

 Date/Time of Initial Impact:  March 27, 2020 0251Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  March 27, 2020 0438Z

Length of Outage:  1 hour and 47 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:  Maryland 1 (MD1) GEO Ground Station in Suitland, MD, has stopped receiving alert data.

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

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