Jan 23 2019

Kacific, in cooperation with SKY Perfect JSAT, select The Boeing Company to design and manufacture its first satellite, Kacific1, based on the 702-satellite platform and initiates its 30-month construction.

Kacific confirms that Kacific1 will launch atop a two-stage orbit-class SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 launch service is purchased later that year.

The Ku band service proof of concept turns into a full-fledged commercial service and is greatly expanded. A dedicated teleport in Queensland, Australia is built, and service is started in 8 countries, including Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tonga, and Solomon Islands.

Kacific places Kacific1 launch and in-orbit insurance.