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Kacific’s first satellite successfully launches to space! [English and Bahasa]

Dec 17 2019

Cape Canaveral, FL. 16 December 2019 – Kacific1 was launched successfully into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7.10pm Eastern Standard Time  (UTC-5) on 16 December 2019 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. It was placed into its target geostationary transfer orbit 33 minutes following initial ignition.

Owned by Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific), the Boeing-built communications satellite will stream high-speed broadband to 25 nations in South East Asia and the Pacific Islands via 56 high-throughput beams.

“Kacific1 is the newest and most powerful commercial satellite operating in the Asia-Pacific region, placing Kacific in an excellent position to grow alongside these markets,” said Christian Patouraux, Kacific founder and CEO. “Its range of services, from mobile backhaul to broadband internet via VSAT terminals, will provide a catalyst for positive change in the nations it is about to serve. I’m thrilled to start seeing the social and economic impact of Kacific1.”

Kacific1 will cover Indonesia, The Philippines, Timor-Leste and South Asia with 28 spot beams, while the Pacific Islands and New Zealand will be covered with a further 28 beams.

Following a sequence of in-orbit manoeuvres and tests that are expected to take approximately six weeks, Kacific1 is scheduled to begin commercial operations in the first quarter of 2020.

Kacific’s momentous first launch was celebrated in Florida by more than 160 guests from across Asia Pacific representing telecommunication and internet service provider customers, government agencies and regulators, not-for-profit organisations, universities and Kacific investors, management and staff.

“Celebrating this launch with Kacific’s international supporters has been an incredible and affirming experience. I’m very thankful for the wonderful energy they have brought to this unforgettable moment,” said Patouraux.

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Images of the Kacific1 launch can be found in this dropbox link

A video of the Kacific1 launch can be found on YouTube

 

About Kacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is a satellite operator providing high-speed broadband for remote and rural markets. Kacific broadband fosters greater internet usage and fuels economic growth and improvements in service delivery across covered regions. Its high-power satellites use the latest multi-beam space communications and ground technology. Kacific’s first satellite, Kacific1, focuses on the Pacific and South East Asia. Kacific’s headquarters are in Singapore with operations out of Vanuatu.

For more information, visit www.kacific.com or follow on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube

 

Kacific Media Contact

Allan Botica, Botica Butler Raudon Partners, AllanB@botica.co.nz , +64 21 400 500

Nicole Steven, Botica Butler Raudon Partners, NicolesS@botica.co.nz, +64 21 025 31886

 

Satelit pertama Kacific berhasil diluncurkan ke luar angkasa!

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida–(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)– Kacific1 telah diluncurkan dengan sukses ke luar angkasa menggunakan roket SpaceX Falcon 9 pada pukul 19:10 (UTC-5) pada tanggal 16 Desember 2019 dari Pangkalan Angkatan Udara Cape Canaveral, Florida, AMERIKA SERIKAT. Satelit tersebut ditempatkan pada lintasan transfer orbit geostasionernya 33 menit setelah initial ignition (pengapian awal).

Dimiliki oleh Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific), satelit komunikasi buatan Boeing ini akan mengalirkan pitalebar berkecepatan tinggi ke 25 negara di Asia Tenggara dan Kepulauan Pasifik melalui 56 high throughput beams.

“Kacific1 adalah satelit swasta terbaru dan adidaya yang melayani wilayah Asia-Pasifik, menempatkan Kacific dalam posisi yang sangat baik untuk tumbuh bersama pasar-pasar ini,” kata Christian Patouraux, pendiri dan CEO Kacific. “Berbagai layanannya, mulai dari mobile backhaul hingga internet broadband melalui terminal VSAT, akan menjadi katalisator untuk perubahan positif di negara-negara yang akan dilayani. Saya senang mulai melihat dampak sosial dan ekonomi dari Kacific1.”

Layanan Kacific1 mencakup Indonesia, Filipina, Timor-Leste, dan Asia Selatan dengan 28 spot beam, sedangkan Kepulauan Pasifik dan Selandia Baru akan dicakup dengan 28 spot beam berikutnya.

Setelah mengikuti serangkaian manuver dan uji (In Orbit Test) yang diperkirakan akan memakan waktu sekitar enam minggu, Kacific1 dijadwalkan untuk memulai layanan komersial pada kuartal pertama 2020.

Peluncuran pertama Kacific yang sangat penting ini dirayakan di Florida oleh lebih dari 160 tamu dari seluruh Asia Pasifik yang mewakili pelanggan, penyedia layanan telekomunikasi dan internet, lembaga pemerintah dan regulator, organisasi nirlaba, universitas, investor, manajemen dan staf Kacific.

“Merayakan peluncuran ini dengan para pendukung internasional Kacific adalah pengalaman yang luar biasa dan meneguhkan. Saya sangat berterima kasih atas energi luar biasa yang mereka bawa ke saat yang tak terlupakan ini,” ujar Patouraux.

 

Tentang Kacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group adalah operator satelit yang menyediakan pitalebar berkecepatan tinggi untuk pelanggan di daerah terpencil dan pedesaan. Pitalebar Kacific mendukung penggunaan internet yang lebih besar serta mendorong pertumbuhan ekonomi dan peningkatan dalam pemberian layanan di seluruh wilayah yang dicakupinya. Satelit berdaya tingginya menggunakan komunikasi multi-beam dan teknologi mutakhir. Satelit pertama Kacific, Kacific1, mengutamakan wilayah Pasifik dan Asia Tenggara. Kantor pusat Kacific berada di Singapura dengan operasi dari Vanuatu.

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, kunjungi www.kacific.com atau ikuti di Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter atau YouTube