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
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.
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.