Kacific goes for SpaceX Falcon 9 launch for its KACIFIC-1 spacecraft

by | Sep 5, 2017 | commercial launch services, Launches, Seradata News, SpaceX

The regional operator Kacific Broadband Satellites has chosen the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle to launch its KACIFIC-1 spacecraft. The satellite which is currently being built by Boeing using a version of its 702 bus design will be launched in 2019. Kacific-1 is a “high throughput satellite” designed to deliver high speed broadband via 56 narrow Ka-band beams, with the most powerful signal level ever achieved in a commercial satellite in the South East Asia and Pacific regions. The spacecraft is actually jointly owned by SKY Perfect JSAT and Kacific Broadband Satellites and is also known as JCSAT-18.

Close up artist’s image of Kacific-1. Courtesy: Boeing

 

 

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