Third heaviest satellite launched into space in 2019 at 6,956 kg
Designed for communications, JCSat18/Kacific 1 is a commercial satellite operated by Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific (Japan/Singapore).
Constructed by Boeing Satellite Systems (USA), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 17 December 2019. JCSat18/Kacific 1 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.
Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, JCSat18/Kacific 1 has a launch mass of 6,956 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-091A and NORAD ID 44868.
With an orbital eccentricity of 2.49E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,779km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,800km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 150 degrees.