5 Mar 2018

Re-usable rocket to launch Pacific satellite

From , 6:01 am on 5 March 2018

A re-usable rocket from Elon Musk's SpaceX is set to launch a satellite that will beam the internet to remote parts of the Pacific.

About the size of a double decker bus, the satellite is being made by Boeing and will be operated by the Singapore-based company Kacific Broadband Satellites.

Its vice-president of special projects, Adrian Potter, told Ben Robinson Drawbridge the satellite will reach parts of the Pacific that undersea cables can't.

Artists impression of Kacific-1 satellite over the Pacific.

Artists impression of Kacific-1 satellite over the Pacific. Photo: Supplied/Kacific