SpaceX launches communications satellite to bring ‘most powerful signal ever’ to Asia-Pacific region

SpaceX launched a communications satellite built by Boeing on Monday evening from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The 7:10 p.m. liftoff featured a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the JCSAT 18/Kacific 1 satellite, which will provide broadband connectivity to 25 nations across the Asia-Pacific region. The 15,000-pound satellite built in Boeing’s facility in California will produce, according to Kacific, the “most powerful signal level ever achieved in a commercial satellite in the region.” Read more here.