Wideband Gapfiller (U)
(U) The Wideband Gapfiller will be 3 commercial but DoD-owned, high capacity, military frequency modified, satellites to be launched beginning in FY04. The Wideband Gapfiller will provide a limited SHF/Ka capability during the transition between DSCS SLEP an objective wideband system. It will provide limited fixed to fixed and tactical communications as well as GBS type services to augment the GBS Phase II segments.
Description User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(U) The Gapfiller will be procured as a commercial satellite with a small amount of development money for military frequency modifications. It will be launched on a Medium Launch Vehicle (MLV), and will utilize both the SHF-band and the Ka-band to provide services.
User Impact (U):
(U) Without wideband communications, critical strategic and tactical users will be without the ability to receive or relay data vital to the execution of military operations. Many other fixed data dissemination users would be without service.
Related Initiatives (U):
Name Title Adv Wideband Satellite (AWS) Advanced Wideband Satellite (AWS) AN/WSC-6(V)X AN/WSC-6(V)X Challenge Athena Challenge Athena DSCS III Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) III DSCS Service Life Enhance Prog Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) Service Life Enhancement Program (SLEP) This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Requirements (U):None.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title SHF Satellite Systems Super High Frequency (SHF) Satellite Systems This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title Major DoD Space Programs Evolution of the Selected Space Programs MILSATCOM SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: MILSATCOM National Security Space Road Map Integrated System Road Map This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Name Wideband Gapfiller MILSATCOM Homepage This Table Is Unclassified.
Lead Office (U):
(U) Air Force.
Point of Contact (U):
(U) Maj Steven Cliatt, SMC, Open Phone: (310) 336-4475.
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 31 October 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999
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