Cobham Explorer 8100GX Drive-Away VSAT

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Developed completely in-house by Cobham SATCOM, the one meter EXPLORER 8100GX Auto-Acquire Drive-Away antenna is designed to offer unparalleled performance, ensuring high quality connectivity on the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) network.

EXPLORER 8100 features industry-leading fast satellite acquisition with pointing achieved typically in less than four minutes, making getting connected to a satellite a quick and easy process.
A swappable feed system allows users to change frequency bands from GX to Ku-band and KA-SAT, ensuring full choice of what services to use throughout the lifetime of the antenna.

The EXPLORER 8100GX enables users to access Inmarsat’s global Ka-Band satellite service Global Xpress® and it joins the EXPLORER VSAT family of the most advanced Auto-Acquire Drive-Away Land systems available.

Reference Sheet

Receive Transmit
Frequency (GHz) 19.2 – 20.2 29 – 30
Antenna Gain 43.9 – 44.1 48.1 – 48.3
Cross Pol Isolation (dB) within 1dB >29.2 >24.2
Cross Pol Isolation (dB) On-Axis >30.7 >27.1
Beamwidth (degrees) at -3dB 1.0° 0.7°
Beamwidth (degrees) at -10dB 1.8° 1.2°
Antenna Noise Temp. (°K) at 30° Elevation 177° –
G/T – Comm (dB/°K) 21.5 dB/°K @ 30° EL
Radiation Pattern Compliance FCC/ETSI
Polarization RHCP (Tx) and LHCP (Rx)
BUC (NJT5830) 5 Watt Ka Band
LNB (NJR2825) Ka Band PLL
EIRP 55.3 dBW
Rugged, Reliable 1.0m Auto-Acquire Drive-Away Antenna
Single Piece Offset Feed Carbon Fiber Reflector
Type Approved for Inmarsat Global Xpress® – system includes 5W BUC and modem
Built-in Wifi and a Web-based User Interface for easy PC and Smartphone Configuration
Pointing error less than 0.1 degrees
Advanced Dynamic Pointing Correction
Harmonic Drive Gear systems
Advanced Blocking Zone Functionality
Swappable feed system enables switching to KA-SAT and Ku-band with optional conversion kits


EXPLORER 8100GX Data Sheet


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