At SpaceX facilities in Cape Canaveral, Florida, The Kacific1 communications satellite has arrived, which has been built by Boeing. Over there, it will be launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket to geostationary orbit.
Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is the owner of this next-generation high-throughput Ka-band satellite which will stream broadband to twenty-five nations in South East Asia and the Pacific Islands by means of fifty-six spot beams. Kacific1 has its basis on the most reliable, 702 MP-satellite platforms of Boeing and will be the provider of the most powerful signal level achieved to date in a commercial satellite in the region.
The Chief Executive Officer of Kacific, Christian Patouraux, founded the firm in 2013 with the vision of providing affordable, high speed, as well as, accessible internet to rural, extra-urban, and remote users. He realized that there was a critical, unmet need in the Asia Pacific region, where unsuitable and high prices technology were resulting in hindrance to access. By integrating next-generation satellite technology with a lean business-model, Patouraux has established valuable infrastructure for local people, as well as, organizations.
Kacific1 will be delivering high-speed broadband services to those people in nations that were previously unserved or under-served and where populations are vastly dispersed, and hence costly to connect. The majority of these nations have uneven mountain ranges or are archipelagos, having large rural territories, which makes satellite technology the best and at times the only way to connect to the phone and internet networks.
The Kacific system will be in particular cater to the needs of education and health departments in villages and provinces. In addition to this, critical communication channels are provided by satellite broadband access to a region that is often affected by cyclones, tropical storms, tsunamis, and earthquakes.