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SpaceX Falcon 9 : JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 : H2-2019
« on: 09/05/2017 11:10 PM »
Discussion Thread for launch of JCSAT-18/Kacific-1

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NET H2-2019 on Falcon 9 to GTO
The satellite is based on the 702MP bus.  The expected mass for those is usually a bit over 6mT.



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Boeing Press Release
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build a 702 satellite to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

The satellite, owned and operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific Broadband Satellites, has two distinct payloads. The JCSAT-18 payload will improve mobile and broadband services for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation customers in Asia Pacific including Far East Russia. The Kacific-1 payload for Kacific Broadband Satellites will provide high-speed Ka-band satellite broadband internet to more than 20 countries in South East Asia and the Pacific.

JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 is scheduled to launch in 2019.

“The scalable Boeing 702 satellite is a flight-proven design that we are evolving to meet the future needs of our customers,” said Mark Spiwak, president of Boeing Satellite Systems International. “The combined JCSAT-18 and Kacific-1 satellite has the flexibility to accommodate various business requirements to meet the needs of both SKY Perfect JSAT and Kacific.”

Since the 1980s, Boeing has built 10 satellites for the JSAT Corporation and Space Communications Corporation, both now part of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.

Kacific press release for satellite order
SpaceNews story on satellite order

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Kacific selects SpaceX to provide launch service

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has selected SpaceX as the launch provider for its Kacific-1 satellite, which is being built by The Boeing Company.

Kacific-1 will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9, a two-stage orbit-class rocket designed from the ground-up for maximum reliability and reusability.

“SpaceX has a breadth of vision that appeals to us,” says Christian Patouraux, Kacific CEO. “The company is committed to changing the way people think about space and the possibilities it represents. Signing with SpaceX as our launch service provider is a major step towards delivering our own vision. We look forward to seeing Kacific-1 atop a Falcon 9 Rocket in 2019.”

“SpaceX is proud to partner with Kacific on the milestone launch of the company’s first satellite, Kacific-1.” said Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX. “We appreciate their confidence in our proven capabilities and look forward to delivering their satellite to orbit.”

In February 2017 Kacific placed an order with The Boeing Company for the Kacific-1 satellite. Based on the reliable 702 satellite platform, Kacific-1 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.

Kacific-1/JCSat-18 on Gunter's Space Page



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   SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)

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[SpaceNews] SpaceX wins Kacific, Sky Perfect Jsat condosat launch, new or used rocket TBD
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In a Sept. 5 statement to SpaceNews, Kacific said the operator and Sky Perfect Jsat have yet to decide whether the launch will use a new or pre-flown Falcon 9.

“We have not yet made that decision, and will do so with our launch partners,” Kacific said.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 : H2-2019
« Reply #2 on: 02/14/2018 05:48 PM »
Tweet from Boeing Defense:
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New #Boeing 702 satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific Broadband Satellites passes critical design review, moving into production phase toward 2019 launch. #satellites

(found via retweet by Caleb Henry)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 : H2-2019
« Reply #3 on: 06/27/2018 05:13 AM »
Launch is NET late 2019.

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Kacific’s contract includes a planned upgrade for Timor-Leste’s healthcare broadband services following the activation of the operator’s new Kacific-1 satellite, which is scheduled for launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in late 2019.

https://www.satellitetoday.com/telecom/2018/06/26/kacific-to-connect-healthcare-system-in-timor-leste/

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