Explorer 510

Explorer 510 Terminal ImageThe Cobham SATCOM Explorer 510 is the smallest ever EXPLORER BGAN and the ideal combination of performance and portability.

The durable magnesium casing and a dust and water resistant design makes the Explorer 510 the perfect choice when working off the beaten track, but still dependent on a reliable connection.

Smaller than a standard laptop and weighing less than 1.4 kg, this satellite terminal is easy to carry along when traveling the world. It supports your need for performance and provides simultaneous high quality voice and broadband access at speeds up to 464 kbps. Connect the optional Explorer LTE Modem to the USB port and turn your device into a true communication SmartHub. Use local cellular net when available and BGAN if no other option.

The Explorer 510 operates on the Inmarsat BGAN service to deliver voice and broadband services on a near global basis.  The durable magnesium casing and a dust and water resistant design makes the Explorer 510 the perfect choice when working o the beaten track, but still dependant on a reliable connection.
Explorer 510 Device and Bag Image

What comes with it?

  • Explorer 510 terminal
  • Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
  • Explorer Softbag
  • USB to Ethernet Converter Cable
  • 100-240VAC Power Supply
  • Multi-Languge Quick Start Quide
  • Multi-language webserver and embedded manual (ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN)

What comes with it?

  • Polemount
  • Explorer Softbag (included in the package)
  • 100-240VAC Power Supply
  • Car Charger cable
  • Explorer Cellular USB Modem

Explorer 510 Specs Image


Dimensions H/W/D


  • 202mm x 202mm x 51.8mm


  • 7.8 inches x 7.8 inches x 2.6 inches

Weight (Including Battery):

  • 1.4kg/3.1lbs

Data capabilities

Standard IP:

  • Up to 464kbps

Streaming IP:

  • 32, 64, 128kbps

Voice Capabilities

Standard Voice:

  • 4kbps

Premium Voice:

  • 3.1 kHz audio, 64kbps

Inmarsat Frequencies:

  • 1518.0 – 1525.0 MHz (Rx) (EMEA)
  • 1525.0 – 1559.0 MHz (Rx)
  • 1626.5 – 1660.5 MHz (Tx)
  • 1668.0 – 1675.0 MHz (Tx) (EMEA)


  • 15.1 dBW ±1dB


WLAN Access Point


  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

1 x USB host interface


  • 2.0 (host)


  • Up to 1A

1 x BGAN SIM-Card slot

Environmental Conditions


Operational (ambient):

  • -25°C to +55°C/-13°F to +131°F


  • -25°C to +80°C/-13°F to +176°F

Battery Storage Temperature

1 month:

  • -20°C to +60°C/-4°F to +140°F

3 months:

  • -20°C to +45°C / -4°F to +113°F

1 year:

  • -20°C to +25°C / -4°F to +77°F

Relative Humidity:

  • 95% non-condensing at +40°C/+104°F


  • 0.5 m/1.64 ft drop on concrete (operational, 95% survival)

Water and Dust:

  • IP-66 Compiant


DC input range:

  • 10.5-32VDC

Power Consumption


  • 2.8W / 19W (typical)

During Charging:

  • 20W (max.)

Connector Type:

  • 2.5mm EIAJ RC-5320-IV

AC/DC Power Supply


  • 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz, 64W


  • 19VDC

Built-in Battery:

  • Lithium ion (rechargeable)

Stand-By Time:

  • 24h, 0°C to 55°C/+32°F to +131°

Standard Call:

  • Minimum 3h (TBC)

Receive time, max.:

  • 4h40m @ 128kbps

Transmit time, max.:

  • 2h25m @ 128kbps

Recharge time:

  • Less than 3 hours

Charge temperature:

  • 0°C to 45°C/+32°F to +113°

Other Features

Explorer Connect App for IOS and Android:

  • Includes a SIP Softphone, Terminal Access to control your BGAN and Pointing Assistance.

Explorer Cellular Modem for USB:

  • With the Explorer LTE Modem you can connect local cellular networks and use the Explorer 510 as wireless router for all your devices.