Defense Satellite Communications System


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Defense Satellite Communications System

Geosynchronous military communications satellites that provide high data rate communications for military forces, diplomatic corps, and the White House. The Defense Satellite Communications System provides long-haul super-high frequency 7/8 gigahertz voice and high data rate communications for fixed and transportable terminals, and extends mobile service to a limited number of ships and aircraft. Also called DSCS.
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The initial launch of the Wideband Global Satellite system in 2007, the replacement for the Defense Satellite Communications System III SLEP satellites, brought significant additional capacity to DSCS.
As a result, the aft Ku-band antenna was turned off in favor of the alternate path using the Defense Satellite Communications System, leaving just one Ku-band antenna operational.
He conducted on-the-air, scientific experiments using the Initial Defense Satellite Communications Program series, Lincoln Experimental Satellites 5 and 6, the Tactical Communications Satellites, the Defense Satellite Communications System II series and the Air Force Satellite Communications system.
Part of this architecture is the Wideband Gapfiller system, which will augment the current defense satellite communications system capability
Specific program support includes the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Teleport Program Office (TPO), Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and other voice, data and video programs.
The command develops, acquires, fields and sustains the Air Force Satellite Control Network, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, Defense Satellite Communications System, Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite, Defense Support Program, Global Positioning System, Milstar, Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite, Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System, PAVE Phased Array Warning System radar, Minuteman III, Delta II, Delta IV, Atlas V and is lead command for the UH-1N Huey helicopter.
Originally designed as a "gap filler" between the old but reliable Defense Satellite Communications System and a future satellite system, WGS has evolved into its own constellation with staying power.
In current Defense Satellite Communications System satellite terminals, T is basically a given, set in stone by the temperature of the low noise amplifier, which is generally ambient air temperature, about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Contract Awarded to Provide MILSATCOM Orbital Operations and Logistics Sustainment Support functions to support the operations and sustainment of Milstar and the Defense Satellite Communications System.
AIS offers a wide range of extremely rugged display monitors, including multi-function displays (MFD) and military rugged displays with ruggedized touchscreen LCD interface, compliant with military (MIL-STD, MIL-SPEC, or MilSpecs) standards, specifically designed for tactical command and control, communications, and computers; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR); battle management; combat support information; and defense satellite communications system (DSCS) applications.
Through Defense Satellite Communications System satellites and the Fort Buckner STEP site, these deployed warfighters can access pre-positioned Defense Information Systems Network services, including the Defense Switch Network, the Defense Red Switch Network, Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Network, Secret Internet Protocol Router Network, the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System and video teleconferencing.
Currently the program is configured to support MILSATCOM satellites across four systems: the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Milstar, Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system.

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