Cobham 8100 Explorer Fly Away Satellite System was briefly deployed by the owners, it had the disadvantage of being the first Cobham Explorer product in the US. The local Cobham service center was not equipped to help debugging the early version of the control software.
Since that time the software has stabilized and now the antenna can be confidently offered for sale to a new owner.
This in how Cobham describe the Explorer 8100 VSAT
A unique Dynamic Pointing Correction technology and anadvanced 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 land VSAT antenna.
With EXPLORER 8100 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.