L’Internet satellitaire à haut débit arrivera en Polynésie française au début 2020 | Agile Players Gravity and Kacific Bring Competition to Broadband Market | Kacific taps ABS’ ground infrastructure for its Gateway Services to the Philippines and the greater Pacific region. | Kacific to Fly Vanuatu Student to Visit Space Factories | Kacific1 Milestones: Bus and Payload Integration Complete | Media Statement: Samoa’s Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project and Kacific | Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project – Samoa | Christian Shares Personal Journey With Salamander Magazine | Kacific Recognised for Best Digital Inclusion in the Pacific | INSEAD Alumni Gain Insight Into The Business Of Affordable Internet | Award-Winning Satellite Technology Driving Solutions to the Digital Divide | Interview with Philippines Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine | Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction – On Track For 2019 Service | Tongan Government signs deal with Kacific for remote island connectivity and fibre back-up | Satellite’s Role In Relieving The Tonga Fibre Cut | Activations, Presentations and Party Time at PITA 2019 | Kacific CEO Talks with Telecom Times | Kacific Becomes a Full Member of GVF | Kacific Sponsors FICTAP 20th International Cable Congress | Meeting Data Demand in Pacific Townships | Kacific1 Milestones: Testing Begins | Tongan Fibre-Optic Cable Outage Relieved by Satellite | Kacific Awards Newtec Contract To Boost Affordable Broadband Services Across Asia-Pacific On Kacific1 | Kacific Lays Out Service Plans to Support Launch of Kacific1. Outlines Plans for Kacific2 | Philippines VIPs Mark Milestones in the Construction of Kacific Satellite at Boeing Factory | Kacific Accepts 2018 Better Satellite World Award | “Building a 4G LTE Network has Never Been Cheaper or Easier” Says Adrian Potter | New Zealand Sales Director Matteo Catanuto Speaks with NZ’s #1 Podcast | Senior Government Ministers and Public Servants Mark Milestone in Satellite Construction at Boeing Factory | Kacific Announced as Recipient of the 2018 Better Satellite World Award from Space & Satellite Professionals International | Connecting the World, Village by Village: Five Reasons Why Satellite is the Key | John Hawker Strengthens Kacific Sales Team, Leading Efforts Across Melanesia and the Pacific | Diversification in the Wave of Next-Generation Satellites | Kacific Appoints Matteo Catanuto to Head Sales in New Zealand and the Pacific | Kacific Selects Kratos to Build State-of-the-Art Multi-Site Gateways for Kacific-1 | Kacific appoints Brandon Seir to Head Broadband Marketing of Products as Satellite Launch Looms | Kacific Listed by Techcrunch Amongst Most-Funded New Private Satellite Companies Worldwide | Kacific and Gardamor to Connect Remote Health Clinics Throughout Timor-Leste | High Throughput, Low Cost – The Future Of Satellites In Asia Pacific | Kacific at PITA 2018: Accessibility Grows Micro Markets In The Pacific | Introducing GigStarter: Connect Your Connections | Vanuatu flag raised as country’s first commercial satellite commences construction at Boeing Satellite Systems | Kacific heads to New Zealand: ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ | Kacific-1 Passes Critical Design Review – Moves Into Production Phase | NewSpace People: “No Company has Ever Targeted This Segment of The Market with a Realistic Value Proposition.” | Kacific Selects SpaceX to Provide Launch Service | Taking the Tour de Timor to the World via Kacific’s Satellite Connections | Kacific Places Order with Boeing for a High Throughput Satellite | Via Satellite: “Kacific Capacity More Than 70 Percent Presold on First Satellite” | Kacific’s first operational service – connecting rural Vanuatu to the world | “Beyond the Blue Continent” in SatMagazine | Kacific selects AV-Comm teleport for first satellite broadband service in the Pacific | SatelliteFinance reports on UK private investor stake in Kacific | UK Private Investor Takes US$20 Million Stake in Kacific | Kacific features in a Satellite Finance story | Kacific honoured with award for Best Potential in Asia | Kacific the ‘budget airline’ of the internet in rural Indonesia | Kacific and BigNet bring fast affordable broadband to all Indonesians | Pacific Wave Conference: connectivity key to economic growth and resilience | Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband | Vanuatu government announces a new dawn in education | Kacific to bring fast broadband to Kiribati’s most remote islands | Kacific signs cooperation agreement supporting ITU’s affordable connectivity program for 11 Pacific countries | Kacific inks five year satellite broadband agreement with Solomon Telekom Company Limited | “Flying High” in August CommsDay | Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation signs five year satellite broadband deal with Kacific | Kacific Features in SatMagazine’s June 2014 issue | Kacific offers Vanuatu Students a chance to “Touch the Sky” | Kacific satellite to provide faster, more affordable broadband to Pacific nations | Data demand drives opportunities for HTS satellites | L’Internet satellitaire à haut débit arrivera en Polynésie française au début 2020 | Agile Players Gravity and Kacific Bring Competition to Broadband Market | Kacific taps ABS’ ground infrastructure for its Gateway Services to the Philippines and the greater Pacific region. | Kacific to Fly Vanuatu Student to Visit Space Factories | Kacific1 Milestones: Bus and Payload Integration Complete | Media Statement: Samoa’s Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project and Kacific | Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project – Samoa | Christian Shares Personal Journey With Salamander Magazine | Kacific Recognised for Best Digital Inclusion in the Pacific | INSEAD Alumni Gain Insight Into The Business Of Affordable Internet | Award-Winning Satellite Technology Driving Solutions to the Digital Divide | Interview with Philippines Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine | Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction – On Track For 2019 Service | Tongan Government signs deal with Kacific for remote island connectivity and fibre back-up | Satellite’s Role In Relieving The Tonga Fibre Cut | Activations, Presentations and Party Time at PITA 2019 | Kacific CEO Talks with Telecom Times | Kacific Becomes a Full Member of GVF | Kacific Sponsors FICTAP 20th International Cable Congress | Meeting Data Demand in Pacific Townships | Kacific1 Milestones: Testing Begins | Tongan Fibre-Optic Cable Outage Relieved by Satellite | Kacific Awards Newtec Contract To Boost Affordable Broadband Services Across Asia-Pacific On Kacific1 | Kacific Lays Out Service Plans to Support Launch of Kacific1. Outlines Plans for Kacific2 | Philippines VIPs Mark Milestones in the Construction of Kacific Satellite at Boeing Factory | Kacific Accepts 2018 Better Satellite World Award | “Building a 4G LTE Network has Never Been Cheaper or Easier” Says Adrian Potter | New Zealand Sales Director Matteo Catanuto Speaks with NZ’s #1 Podcast | Senior Government Ministers and Public Servants Mark Milestone in Satellite Construction at Boeing Factory | Kacific Announced as Recipient of the 2018 Better Satellite World Award from Space & Satellite Professionals International | Connecting the World, Village by Village: Five Reasons Why Satellite is the Key | John Hawker Strengthens Kacific Sales Team, Leading Efforts Across Melanesia and the Pacific | Diversification in the Wave of Next-Generation Satellites | Kacific Appoints Matteo Catanuto to Head Sales in New Zealand and the Pacific | Kacific Selects Kratos to Build State-of-the-Art Multi-Site Gateways for Kacific-1 | Kacific appoints Brandon Seir to Head Broadband Marketing of Products as Satellite Launch Looms | Kacific Listed by Techcrunch Amongst Most-Funded New Private Satellite Companies Worldwide | Kacific and Gardamor to Connect Remote Health Clinics Throughout Timor-Leste | High Throughput, Low Cost – The Future Of Satellites In Asia Pacific | Kacific at PITA 2018: Accessibility Grows Micro Markets In The Pacific | Introducing GigStarter: Connect Your Connections | Vanuatu flag raised as country’s first commercial satellite commences construction at Boeing Satellite Systems | Kacific heads to New Zealand: ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ | Kacific-1 Passes Critical Design Review – Moves Into Production Phase | NewSpace People: “No Company has Ever Targeted This Segment of The Market with a Realistic Value Proposition.” | Kacific Selects SpaceX to Provide Launch Service | Taking the Tour de Timor to the World via Kacific’s Satellite Connections | Kacific Places Order with Boeing for a High Throughput Satellite | Via Satellite: “Kacific Capacity More Than 70 Percent Presold on First Satellite” | Kacific’s first operational service – connecting rural Vanuatu to the world | “Beyond the Blue Continent” in SatMagazine | Kacific selects AV-Comm teleport for first satellite broadband service in the Pacific | SatelliteFinance reports on UK private investor stake in Kacific | UK Private Investor Takes US$20 Million Stake in Kacific | Kacific features in a Satellite Finance story | Kacific honoured with award for Best Potential in Asia | Kacific the ‘budget airline’ of the internet in rural Indonesia | Kacific and BigNet bring fast affordable broadband to all Indonesians | Pacific Wave Conference: connectivity key to economic growth and resilience | Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband | Vanuatu government announces a new dawn in education | Kacific to bring fast broadband to Kiribati’s most remote islands | Kacific signs cooperation agreement supporting ITU’s affordable connectivity program for 11 Pacific countries | Kacific inks five year satellite broadband agreement with Solomon Telekom Company Limited | “Flying High” in August CommsDay | Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation signs five year satellite broadband deal with Kacific | Kacific Features in SatMagazine’s June 2014 issue | Kacific offers Vanuatu Students a chance to “Touch the Sky” | Kacific satellite to provide faster, more affordable broadband to Pacific nations | Data demand drives opportunities for HTS satellites | L’Internet satellitaire à haut débit arrivera en Polynésie française au début 2020 | Agile Players Gravity and Kacific Bring Competition to Broadband Market | Kacific taps ABS’ ground infrastructure for its Gateway Services to the Philippines and the greater Pacific region. | Kacific to Fly Vanuatu Student to Visit Space Factories | Kacific1 Milestones: Bus and Payload Integration Complete | Media Statement: Samoa’s Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project and Kacific | Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project – Samoa | Christian Shares Personal Journey With Salamander Magazine | Kacific Recognised for Best Digital Inclusion in the Pacific | INSEAD Alumni Gain Insight Into The Business Of Affordable Internet | Award-Winning Satellite Technology Driving Solutions to the Digital Divide | Interview with Philippines Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine | Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction – On Track For 2019 Service | Tongan Government signs deal with Kacific for remote island connectivity and fibre back-up | Satellite’s Role In Relieving The Tonga Fibre Cut | Activations, Presentations and Party Time at PITA 2019 | Kacific CEO Talks with Telecom Times | Kacific Becomes a Full Member of GVF | Kacific Sponsors FICTAP 20th International Cable Congress | Meeting Data Demand in Pacific Townships | Kacific1 Milestones: Testing Begins | Tongan Fibre-Optic Cable Outage Relieved by Satellite | Kacific Awards Newtec Contract To Boost Affordable Broadband Services Across Asia-Pacific On Kacific1 | Kacific Lays Out Service Plans to Support Launch of Kacific1. Outlines Plans for Kacific2 | Philippines VIPs Mark Milestones in the Construction of Kacific Satellite at Boeing Factory | Kacific Accepts 2018 Better Satellite World Award | “Building a 4G LTE Network has Never Been Cheaper or Easier” Says Adrian Potter | New Zealand Sales Director Matteo Catanuto Speaks with NZ’s #1 Podcast | Senior Government Ministers and Public Servants Mark Milestone in Satellite Construction at Boeing Factory | Kacific Announced as Recipient of the 2018 Better Satellite World Award from Space & Satellite Professionals International | Connecting the World, Village by Village: Five Reasons Why Satellite is the Key | John Hawker Strengthens Kacific Sales Team, Leading Efforts Across Melanesia and the Pacific | Diversification in the Wave of Next-Generation Satellites | Kacific Appoints Matteo Catanuto to Head Sales in New Zealand and the Pacific | Kacific Selects Kratos to Build State-of-the-Art Multi-Site Gateways for Kacific-1 | Kacific appoints Brandon Seir to Head Broadband Marketing of Products as Satellite Launch Looms | Kacific Listed by Techcrunch Amongst Most-Funded New Private Satellite Companies Worldwide | Kacific and Gardamor to Connect Remote Health Clinics Throughout Timor-Leste | High Throughput, Low Cost – The Future Of Satellites In Asia Pacific | Kacific at PITA 2018: Accessibility Grows Micro Markets In The Pacific | Introducing GigStarter: Connect Your Connections | Vanuatu flag raised as country’s first commercial satellite commences construction at Boeing Satellite Systems | Kacific heads to New Zealand: ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ | Kacific-1 Passes Critical Design Review – Moves Into Production Phase | NewSpace People: “No Company has Ever Targeted This Segment of The Market with a Realistic Value Proposition.” | Kacific Selects SpaceX to Provide Launch Service | Taking the Tour de Timor to the World via Kacific’s Satellite Connections | Kacific Places Order with Boeing for a High Throughput Satellite | Via Satellite: “Kacific Capacity More Than 70 Percent Presold on First Satellite” | Kacific’s first operational service – connecting rural Vanuatu to the world | “Beyond the Blue Continent” in SatMagazine | Kacific selects AV-Comm teleport for first satellite broadband service in the Pacific | SatelliteFinance reports on UK private investor stake in Kacific | UK Private Investor Takes US$20 Million Stake in Kacific | Kacific features in a Satellite Finance story | Kacific honoured with award for Best Potential in Asia | Kacific the ‘budget airline’ of the internet in rural Indonesia | Kacific and BigNet bring fast affordable broadband to all Indonesians | Pacific Wave Conference: connectivity key to economic growth and resilience | Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband | Vanuatu government announces a new dawn in education | Kacific to bring fast broadband to Kiribati’s most remote islands | Kacific signs cooperation agreement supporting ITU’s affordable connectivity program for 11 Pacific countries | Kacific inks five year satellite broadband agreement with Solomon Telekom Company Limited | “Flying High” in August CommsDay | Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation signs five year satellite broadband deal with Kacific | Kacific Features in SatMagazine’s June 2014 issue | Kacific offers Vanuatu Students a chance to “Touch the Sky” | Kacific satellite to provide faster, more affordable broadband to Pacific nations | Data demand drives opportunities for HTS satellites |

Kacific1 Milestones: Bus and Payload Integration Complete

Jul 04 2019

If you were to step inside the Boeing Satellite Systems International (Boeing) Factory in California, you would see that Kacific1 has doubled in size from a month ago. The payload and bus modules are now successfully tested and integrated, and the spacecraft is proceeding along in single-line flow.

Solar arrays, which will convert the sun’s rays into electricity to provide power to the satellite, and its antenna reflectors which focus the electromagnetic waves into the high-power spot beams, are being installed

The XIPS (Xenon Ion Propulsion System) electric thrusters are also being fitted.  Electric propulsion systems are lighter than chemical propulsion systems, and so allowed Kacific to place more communications hardware on board.

Boeing will soon begin vibration and acoustic tests to simulate the harsh launch environment. These tests will be followed by spacecraft thermal vacuum tests (SCTV). SCTV tests simulate the space environment to ensure that the spacecraft will remain healthy for its 15-year design life. Other activities underway include launch, mission and in-orbit test planning.

For Kacific1 to provide connectivity to many small VSAT terminals across Asia Pacific, it needs to connect to a powerful RF ground system. Kratos Defence and Security Solutions is designing, building and commissioning our multi-site gateways, which includes large 9-metre antennas and the high power amplifier equipment needed to transmit to space. Currently the RF gateway hardware is being shipped to the sites for installation.

At each RF gateway is a Kacific hub where connections to the internet are established. These hubs are based on the Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform and are currently being built in Belgium. They will soon undergo a factory acceptance test (FAT). Each of the hubs will be controlled at the Kacific network operations center (NOC) in Singapore, which is also being developed.

We’re keeping in regular contact with our technology partners to provide exciting updates and successful test results. All systems are firing here at Kacific as we begin the countdown to Kacific1 service commencing.

Spacecraft Integration
Spacecraft Integration

Image supplied by Boeing