September 12, 2018 – GapSat has commissioned a geosynchronous satellite from Terran Orbital Corporation, a leading aerospace provider of small satellites and services. GapSat-1 is a multi-band system offering wide band solutions in C-band, Ku-band, Ka-band and Q/V bands. The spacecraft will be injected directly into the geosynchronous arc. The system is equipped with an electric propulsion system that optimizes usable payload mass. The spacecraft is scheduled for launch in the third quarter 2020. The Ka-band payload features wideband spot beams, suitable for significant traffic-carrying capability. These Ka-band spot beams are fully steerable across the visible arc promoting Internet and other high demand services. The use of the V/Q bands helps push the envelope of wideband services that can be offered via satellite. Small, geosynchronous satellites are particularly well-suited to increase the capacity and the connectivity to well-defined target areas. Less CAPEX intensive by nature, this new class of satellites offers unique opportunities to scale up capacity and explore new business models for established operators and new market entrants ensuring a faster allocation of the full capacity of the satellite.