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JCSat 18 / Kacific 1

JCSat 18 / Kacific 1 [Boeing]

JCSat 18 / Kacific 1 is a joint high-throughput communication satellite of Kacific Broadband Satellites Pte Ltd, Singapore, and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Japan, to be operated in Ka-band for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

The satellite was ordered in February 2017 from Boeing. It will be built on the BSS-702MP bus for a launch in 2019 and life time a well in excess of 15 years.

The Kacific 1 payload is designed to deliver uncontended broadband throughput via 57 Ka-band narrow beams, each having a capacity up to 1.25Gbps, with the highest signal power ever achieved in the region. The beams are selectively tailored to cover precise pockets of demand in a geographically dispersed footprint of 20 Pacific and South East Asian nations. Strategic positioning of the beams has enabled Kacific to sell capacity in 51 out of 57 beams so far, through take-or-pay contracts, with most beams exceeding 70 percent firm capacity bookings and several being almost saturated.

The JCSAT-18 payload will improve mobile and broadband services for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation customers in Asia Pacific including Far East Russia.

Nation: Singapore, Japan
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Kacific Broadband Satellites Pte Ltd, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
Contractors: Boeing
Equipment: Ka-band transponders
Configuration: BSS-702MP
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: +15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
JCSat 18 / Kacific 1 - 2019
Further JCSat missions: