Kacific-1 will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9, a two-stage orbit-class rocket which the Singapore-headquartered Kacific says has been designed from the ground-up for maximum reliability and reusability.
In February this year Kacific — with its main operations in Vanuatu — placed an order with Boeing for the Kacific-1 satellite which the company says is 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”.
“SpaceX has a breadth of vision that appeals to us,” says Christian Patouraux, Kacific chief executive.
“SpaceX is proud to partner with Kacific on the milestone launch of the company’s first satellite, Kacific-1,” said Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX.
“We appreciate their confidence in our proven capabilities and look forward to delivering their satellite to orbit.”