SpaceX Kacific1 Mission Update with Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux

In this episode we welcome Christian Patouraux, the CEO of Kacific, a next-generation broadband satellite operator. SpaceX just launched Kacific1 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on December 16, 2019.  Kacific1 is a next-generation geostationary satellite that will stream high-speed, low-cost, ultra-reliable broadband to rural and suburban areas of the Pacific and South East Asia.  Kacific1 will connect previously unserved or under-served populations with affordable, high-speed internet for healthcare, education, government services, businesses, and disaster relief. Its services will stimulate economic growth and provide greater access to the internet.

Kacific1 has 56 high-throughput spot beams that will place capacity over selected regions in South East Asia and the Pacific Islands. The satellite will transmit to state-of-the-art gateways, designed and built by Kratos. 

BONUS: At the end of this episode we feature launch photos from our remote camera 500 feet away from the pad and iPhone video from just over 2 miles away–PLUS high quality sound!

Interview recorded January 1, 2020 (Indianapolis, IN USA & Singapore)

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Thanks to our special guest, Dean Regas, astronomer of The Cincinnati Observatory ( and co-host of the podcast Looking Up for sharing his space journey.


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