EXPLORER 7100GX Drive-Away Antenna

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EXPLORER 7100GX Drive-Away Antenna for Inmarsat Global Xpress Operation

When time is of the essence, the compact and reliable EXPLORER 7100GX drive-away antenna enables users to access the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) network.

The EXPLORER 7100GX provides crucial connectivity for a diverse user base including Defence, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Emergency Response, Media, Telemedicine, Insurance, Remote Office, Energy and Mining.

Regardless of the application, EXPLORER 7100GX offers continuity of operations with remote videoconferencing and Internet cloud services including voice, radio, data, fax and live streaming/broadcast.

Low cost, low-profile
Save time and money - the compact, affordable, low-profile EXPLORER 7100GX motorised antenna can be swiftly mounted onto virtually any vehicle for convenience and adaptability; so you are ready to connect the moment you arrive on scene. The system features a versatile mounting pallet with an optional roof rack or rail interface for easy installation on a variety of smaller vehicles including SUVs and vans.

Zero-backlash cable drive
Experience life-long performance you can trust every time in the most challenging conditions. EXPLORER 7100 provides reliable, hassle-free operation with the minimum amount of regular maintenance. This is achieved through the use of an industry-leading, zero-backlash Az/El cable drive and precision polarisation drive, which, combined with Cobham's commitment to high quality manufacturing, results in high reliability.

Precise auto-deploy system
The EXPLORER 7100GX antenna gives you the simplicity and convenience of one-touch control for hassle-free configuration and superior portability. The controller has built-in RF Tuner, Compass, GPS, GLONASS and inclined orbit satellite tracking for precise and convenient drive-away VSAT operations.

Web interface
You can easily configure and remotely monitor EXPLORER 7100GX's satellite auto-acquisition via the user-friendly, graphical user interface (GUI) on a standard web browser - no need for a separate display. Straightforward monitoring with EXPLORER 7100GX's TracLRI Live Remote Interface means you can check satellite performance easily - by PC, tablet or smartphone - ensuring your ability to stay connected.

System Features
  • Compact auto-deploy, drive-away system
  • 1.0m composite resin/fiber offset reflector
  • Extremely Low Backlash Cable Drive System
  • Ka Band feed chain with 5W BUC
  • Integrated Inmarsat GX ® Core Module
  • Military
  • Homeland Security
  • Emergency Response
  • Law Enforcement
  • Media: Live Streaming Video, TV Broadcasting
  • Telemedicine: Critical Medical Information Transmission
  • Mobile Insurance Claims & Settlements
  • Remote Office Communications
  • Energy and Mining
  • Continuity of Business Operations
  • Remote Business Videoconferencing
  • Internet Cloud Services: Voice, Radio, Data, Fax, Live Broadcast.



Size: 1.0m Resin Fiber Composite
Optics: Offset, Prime Focus, 0.8 F/D
Mount Geometry: 2-Axis, Elevation over Azimuth
Polarization: Circular



Cable Drive

Travel Velocity:


400° or ± 200°

0-90° antenna boresight (mechanical)
Standard limits at 5° to 65° (operational)

Weights & Measures (Approximate)
Weight 53.5 kg (118Lb)
Max Lenght 165.1 cm (65'') with IFL Cables
Stowed Height
Seployed Height (with Loadframe)
38.1 cm (15'')
160 cm (63'')
Antenna Control Unit (1RU) TBD

RF Characteristics Ka-Band
Frequency (GHz) 19.2-20.2 Rx
29-30 Tx
EIRP @ P1db (dBW) 54.0 Tx
Max On-Axis EIRP Spectral Density (dBW/40kHz) Per FCC 25.138 36.5 Tx
G/T (dB/°K) @ 30EL with 1.5dB NF LNB (20C) (Midband)  19.9 Rx
BUC Output Power @ P1dB (W) 5

Wind Speed

48 km/h (30mph)
gusts to 72 (45mph)
-Survival Deployed: 128 km/h (80 mph)
Stowed: 201 km/h (125mph)

-30° to +51° C  (-22°  to 125° F)
-Survival -40° to +60° C  (-40°  to 140° F)
Rain <100 mm="" hr="" td="">
Humidity 0 to 100% (condensing)

RF Rx and Tx: Type F (75-ohm) connectors
Interfacility Link 30ft (9.14M) Dual RG6 Coax, 1 Control Cable
Motors 24VDC Servo w/ Optical Encoder, Constant Torque
Controller (1U) Power Supply 50/60 Hz, 110/240VAC Single Phase
Power Consumption Motors Active - 250 Watts
Motors Idle - 30 Watts
Emergency Drive Handcrank on Az & El