Cobham Explorer 510 BGAN Portable Satellite Internet Terminal

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Ultra-portable and easy to use, this lightweight BGAN terminal is a powerful next generation tool for field communication worldwide.

Cobham Explorer 510 BGAN Satellite Internet Terminal

EXPLORER BGAN is a series of L-band satellite terminals utilizing the BGAN network from Inmarsat. An EXPLORER BGAN terminal offers a broadband connection and telephony service from anywhere in the world. Every terminal features easy set-up and operation. Simply connect a PC or phone, point the terminal towards a satellite using the compass and sound indicator, and you are instantly connected from anywhere in the world.

A New Way to Connect

EXPLORER 510 is focused on wireless connectivity. It harnesses the power of the new EXPLORER Connect App, which turns your Android and IOS  smartphones and tablets into powerful satellite communications tools.

When it comes to setting up you can be online in minutes using your own wireless devices. The USB host allows wired connections to the terminal and the optional EXPLORER LTE dongle (available in Q1 2015), so you can use local cellular if available and switch to BGAN when needed.

Professional Performance

Whether you're reporting the news, exploring for natural resources, doing commercial or government business or helping people in emergencies, EXPLORER 510's high quality voice and broadband up to 464 kbps offer the performance you need to carry out your work in the field.

Regardless of location or environment, with EXPLORER 510 you can make and receive calls, use email, access the web, connect to your corporate network, stream video & audio, and harness the power of work specific IP applications to make sure you get the job done.

Ultra Portable

At 200mm x 200mm x 50mm, EXPLORER 510 is smaller than a standard laptop and weighs less than 1.4 kg. In fact, it's the smallest EXPLORER BGAN terminal ever but despite its compact size it delivers reliable communication in any conditions.

Your ability to communicate and do your job will not weigh you down with EXPLORER 510. Its unique design makes it an ideal tool for field communication on its own, or as a companion alongside EXPLORER 710 or a semi-permanent EXPLORER VSAT terminal.

A Rugged BGAN Fit For Purpose

The all new 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 dependant on a reliable connection.

Satellite Connectivity Made Simple

EXPLORER 510 is easy to set-up and to operate. The user interface is intuitive and can be accessed from your PC or any kind of smart device. With the EXPLORER Connect App you can use your smart device to make calls or easily access the internet even in areas with no terrestrial or cellular coverage. The EXPLORER Connect App with a SIP softphone is available on Android and IOS.

Reliable Connectivity

EXPLORER 510 draws from the established EXPLORER legacy, offering the same high-quality materials and manufacturing, but featuring a whole new design direction for this leading series of satellite terminals.

Media, government, humanitarian and utility users know that EXPLORER terminals are designed and built to last. So whether you are helping people on the fault line, creating news on the frontline or measuring flow on a pipeline, you know you can rely on EXPLORER 510 to connect every time.

More Information
Part Number EXP510

- Ultra-Portable

- Professional Performance

- Reliable Connetivity


General Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D)

202 mm x 202 mm x 51.8 mm / 7.8 in x 7.8 in x1.6 in

Weight (incl. battery)

1.4kg / 3.1lbs

Data capabilities

Standard IP: Up to 464 kbps

Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128 kbps

Voice capabilities

Standard voice: 4 kbps

Premium voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps

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

User interface

Two LED (WLAN, Status), 1 Power Button USB Host, Cobham web interface


ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN


CE, FCC, IC, C-TICK Inmarsat Class 2 Type Approval



Operational (ambient): -25°C to +55°C / -13°F to +131°F

Storage: -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


Power consumption

Standby / transmit: 2.8W / 19W (typical)

During charging: 20W (max.)

Connector type 2.5mm EIAJ RC-5320-IV

AC/DC power supply

Input: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz, 64W

Output: 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°


WLAN Access Point

Standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

1 x USB host interface

Version: 2.0 (host)

Charging: Up to 1A

BGAN SIM-Card slot


Network Inmarsat BGAN
Brand Cobham
Package Includes - 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)
Brochures N/A
Downloads N/A
Airtime Rates

Inmarsat BGAN Monthly Subscription Plans 





- $50 Activation Fee (Waived for Platinum and Titanium Plans)

- Streaming services available for all plans; appropriate equipment required.

- Flex Plan is restricted to land use only.

- South America consists of Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

- Southern Africa region consists of Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Inmarsat BGAN Prepaid Airtime 

- Vouchers may also be used for voice calls
- Voice call expiry rate is 9.1 minutes per MB 


Other BGAN Airtime Services


BGAN Link Plans

BGAN M2M Plans

How much is a MB? 

When you send and receive emails, transfer files or pull up web pages – you are transferring data.   All the data that you send and receive online can be broken down into megabytes (MB’s).  It is difficult to provide an exact conversion of data type to MB, because everything thing you send and receive is unique and may be either large or small, but we can provide a pretty good estimate based on typical usage.  A MB is approximately 99 plain text emails, 3 emails with attachments, 5 web pages or 1 digital photo. 

To speak with someone about choosing the best BGAN option for your needs please call 305-405-7173.

Coverage Map

Coverage Area
North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia