MOSCOW (Sputnik) – SpaceX successfully launched on Monday a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 commercial communications satellite, the company said in a statement. The launch and satellite deployment were broadcast live by the SpaceX.
“Successful deployment of JCSAT-18/Kacific1 confirmed!” SpaceX wrote on its official Twitter page, shortly after the scheduled launch at 07:10 p. m. EST on Monday (12:10 GMT on Tuesday).
The JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 satellite will be operated by two companies: SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific Broadband Satellites.
The satellite will provide broadband internet to Northern and South East Asia, the Northern Pacific and parts of southern Alaska.