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EXPLORER 8100 VSAT: Auto-Acquire, Drive-Away Antenna



A unique Dynamic Pointing Correction technology and an advanced carbon fiber reflector make the 1 meter EXPLORER 8100 the most advanced Auto-Acquire Drive-Away land VSAT antenna available.

Traditional vehicle mounted ‘Comms-On-The-Pause’ VSAT antennas can lose connection to the satellite with even the slightest movement of the vehicle on its suspension caused by high winds or people getting in and out. EXPLORER 8100 isn’t a traditional VSAT antenna.

With the EXPLORER 8100 land VSAT you can enjoy continuous connectivity services even if the vehicle rocks thanks to a new and unique ‘Dynamic Pointing Correction’ system. Using lessons learned from Cobham SATCOM’s maritime stabilized VSAT antennas, EXPLORER 8100 offers the most reliable connectivity available in its class.

It is designed to offer unparalleled Comms-On-The-Pause performance, ensuring high-quality connectivity that is available even when other antennas would have lost their connection to the satellite, providing reliable, remote satellite communications.

EXPLORER 8100 features industry-leading fast satellite acquisition with pointing achieved in less than two minutes, making getting connected to a satellite a quick and easy process.

The land VSAT system is available in both Ka- and Ku-band configurations and works with all major satellite networks. A swappable feed system allows users to change frequency bands, ensuring they have full choice of what services to use throughout the lifetime of the antenna.

In the box

  • 1m carbon fibre reflector for multi-band operation
  • Offset feed Ku-band
  • 18 Watt extended range BUC
  • Multi-band LNB for international use
  • 1RU EXPLORER antenna control unit
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and a web-based user interface for easy configuration


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Product: EXPLORER 8100 VSAT: Auto-Acquire, Drive-Away Antenna


Weight: 63kg
Transceiver Dimensions: 4.4cm x 48cm x 33cm
Transceiver Weight: 4.5kg
Operating Temperature: -33°C to +55°C
Operating Humidity: 0 to 100% (condensing)
IP Rating: Antenna: IP55 | Antenna Control Unit: IP30
Reflector Size: 100cm
External Antenna: yes
Input Voltage: 90 - 264V AC
VSAT - Antenna
Transmit Gain (Ku-band): 42.0 - 42.2
Transmit Receive (Ku-band): 39.3 - 40.8
Transmit Gain (Ka-band): 47.6 - 47.8
Transmit Receive (Ka-band): 43.9 - 44.5
System G/T (Ku-band): 18.4 dB/°K @ 30° EL Midband
System G/T (Ka-band): 22.0 dB/°K (eTRIA 1.5 dB Noise Figure)
BUC Power (Ku-band): 8W
Polarisation (ku-band): ± 95°
Elevation Range: 0° to 100°
Data: yes
Broadband: yes
GPS: yes