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Cobham Satcom announces O3b mPOWER Transportable Terminals for SES

By Lauren McCaffrey | March 16, 2023

      Cobham Satcom’s Tactical Tracker Terminal. Photo: Cobham Satcom

      Cobham Satcom and SES signed a contract for a range of O3b mPOWER-enabled communications on the pause (COTP) terminals, the companies announced Tuesday, March 14. 

      The contract consists of Cobham Satcom’s multi-orbit capable Tactical Tracker terminal series and Explorer 8120 vehicle mount tracking antenna. The Tactical Tracker terminal serves the government and defense segment, while government agencies, carriers, and enterprise customers utilize the Explorer terminals for service augmentation and restoration.

      The Tactical Tracker terminals will enable connectivity across SES’s multi-orbit network of Geostationary (GEO) and Medium-Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites, with forward compatibility on SES’s O3b mPOWER system. 

      “The Tactical Trackers are the first, man-portable, multi-orbit terminals that actively track across GEO, LEO, and MEO systems, providing mission-critical connectivity to government customers. In addition, the adaptation of the well-proven Explorer 8120 also meets the needs of some of the largest telco carriers,” Kirby Nell, VP of Business Development at Cobham Satcom said.

      The new terminals expand Cobham Satcom’s O3b mPOWER terminal portfolio, which includes the recently certified Sea Tel 2400 Tri-band terminal for the energy market.