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Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction – On Track For 2019 Service

Apr 23 2019

23 April 2019 – Following the successful completion of payload and bus integration, Boeing Satellite Systems International (Boeing) will begin antenna range testing and core testing of the Kacific1 satellite.

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group’s (Kacific) first satellite is a high throughput satellite (HTS) currently in production at Boeing’s El Segundo, California facility for satellite technology. It is 75 percent through module level testing and about to move into the final phase of construction. The HTS satellite will then undergo mechanical vibration and acoustic environmental testing.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the fully formed satellite and are regularly in touch with Boeing for progress updates,” Bob Perpall, Chief Technology Officer, Kacific said. “Our team is counting down the months to service commencement. We are currently working with customers to help them prepare for the high-speed Ka-band broadband through installation of ground technology and developing tailored solutions for people and organisations in Asia Pacific, such as enterprise level broadband services and community-based WiFi solutions.”

“This summer, Kacific1 is poised to complete major milestones at the Boeing factory in California. We look forward to the delivery of the completed satellite to the launch site in preparation for an exciting launch.”  said Chris Johnson, President of Boeing Satellite Systems International.

Kacific1 in construction at Boeing
Kacific1 in the Boeing El Segundo factory

 

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About Kacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is a satellite operator providing high-speed broadband for underserved, remote and rural markets with disseminated pockets of population. It addresses the gap in supply with specifically designed satellites using the latest multi-beam and high throughput space communications and ground technology transmitting over the Ka Band.

Using cost-effective technology and a lean business model, Kacific aims to provide better broadband quality at significantly less than current retail prices. Kacific broadband is fostering greater internet usage and fuelling economic growth and improvements in service delivery across covered regions. Its first Ka Band HTS deployment focuses on South East Asia and the Pacific.

Kacific’s headquarters are in Singapore with main operations out of Vanuatu.

For more information, visit www.kacific.com