Norsat ROVER™ Ultra-Portable Satellite Terminal

  • Man Portable
  • Quick assembly with no tools
  • Remote operation
  • Rugged with sealed electronics
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Norsat Rover™ Ultra-Portable Satellite Terminal

The ROVER™ is an ultra-lightweight fly-away satellite terminal with unsurpassed reliability, advanced assisted-acquire technology, and a flexible deployment platform. Available in both 1.0 and 1.2 m antenna sizes, the ROVER’s components can be tightly integrated for rapid deployment or separated into indoor and outdoor units for safe operation in dangerous terrain or situations. With IATA compliant packaging and a tool-free assembly process, the ROVER is easy to transport and operate, with military grade durability you can rely on wherever your mission takes you.

Rover Components

  • SSPA
    RF package can be field swapped to quickly change the frequency bands and powers.
  • 6-Segment Carbon Fibre Antenna
    Lightweight, portable and easy to assemble. Available in 1.0 or 1.2m.
  • 2-Segment Boom Arm
    Fits into compact packaging. Patented integrated filters are included for X-band systems.
  • IIIC (Interface/Indicator/Inclinometer/Compass)
    Conveniently houses a digital Compass, digital Inclinometre and a Receive Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)

Flexible Integration Options

The ROVER system is available in a variety of configurations, giving you the flexibility to choose the best fit for your existing equipment, technical expertise, and deployment requirements.

Satellite Acquisition Assistant

The Satellite Acquisition Assistant (SAA) is a satellite pointing tool kit available with the ROVER as a standalone unit in a rugged enclosure. The SAA includes Spectrum analyzer, Integrated GPS, inclinometer, compass, narrow band power meter, DVB/S(2) receiver, and LinkControl Software.

  • Cost effective solution for experienced operators
  • Ideal for redundant terminal solutions
  • May be used to align other terminals

Integrated Base Unit

The SAA, power supply and a rugged satellite modem can be housed in an outdoor rated base unit. The base unit is completely integrated into the ROVER outdoor equipment in a compact and transportable configuration.

  • All weather deployment – Electronics stored in outdoor rated enclosures (IP65)
  • Ultra-light weight for easy transportation
  • Integration ensures the most rapid set up and deployment

Rackmount System

The ROVER can be supplied as an integrated rack mount solution in a variety of rack sizes. Rack mounted systems include a Compact Indoor Unit, SAA, laptop, power supply & space for any number of modems or encoders.

  • Maximum flexibility- integrate nearly any component, including high power BUCs
  • Rugged- rack units are supplied in ruggedized cases for transport and storage

Rover Key Features

Assisted acquire technology
LinkControl’s intuitive user interface guides users through the satellite acquisition process

Modular Architecture
Components are field serviceable for easy maintenance

Easy tool free assembly
Rapidly assemble & deploy without tools in under 15 min

Indoor/Outdoor deployment
Safely deploy the ROVER in dangerous terrain or weather

Multi-band capability
Ku, X, and Ka band kits available – field swappable in under 10 min

System integration
Software integration and control supports widest variety of components

Built in trouble shooting
Visible and audible alarms guide user through problem resolution

Military Grade
Platforms have been tested to meet military specifications

Ultra lightweight packaging
IATA compliant hard cases or backpack options available

Norsat's LinkControl Software

Included with every ROVER™ system, LinkControl™ software is the industry’s most intuitive and powerful suite of satellite pointing tools. With an easy-to-use GUI, LinkControl guides the user through the satellite acquisition process and seamlessly integrates the various hardware components. Through user configured profiles and a customizable satellite almanac, LinkControl enables users to plan operations, rapidly deploy systems and conduct remote diagnostics. Features include:

  • Assisted acquire technology with an easy step-by-step interface
  • Component auto-detection for easy modem or bandwidth switching
  • Remote access from anywhere in the world via TCP/IP
  • Built-in troubleshooting and resolution system
  • Closed loop power control to account for environmental variation
  • User configured LinkProfiles to store deployment data including location, satellite, Modem/encoder data, hardware configuration, LNB and polarization detail

Portable and Reliable

Currently deployed around the world for a variety of military and commercial applications, the ROVER™ is field proven and reliable for mission critical operations. The ROVER platform has been tested to meet military specifications and features a rugged design ideal for use in all terrains and climates. The ROVER’s light weight carbon fibre antenna and IATA compliant packaging ensure the terminal is airline transportable, so you can rely on the ROVER to just work, wherever your mission takes you.


The ROVER’s flexible platform is easily configured to exactly meet the requirements of your deployment. The various components can be integrated into a compact base unit for easy transportation and deployment, or separated into Indoor and Outdoor units to keep electronics and personnel safe while operating in dangerous terrain or inclement weather. A compact indoor unit (CIDU) completely integrates laptop controllers and pointing tools, and a Satellite Acquisition Assistant (SAA) provides everything needed to point, peak and acquire a satellite. Available with X, Ku and Ka band kits that can be field swapped in less than 10 minutes, and power options up to 200W, the ROVER provides the most flexible satellite terminal platform available today.

More Information
Country of Manufacture
Antenna Size 1.0m, 1.2m
Manufacturer Norsat
Prime Frequency Ku-Band, Ka-Band, X-Band
Input Frequency 950 - 1450 MHz, 950 - 1700 MHz, 950 - 1950 MHz
Output Frequency 7.9 - 8.4 GHz, 13.75 - 14.5 GHz, 18.2 - 21.2 GHz
Tx Gain X-Band 1.0m >36.1 dBi, 1.2m >38.3 dBi, Ku-Band 1.0m >41.5 dBi, 1.2m >43.0 dBi (mid band)Ka-Band 1.0m >48.0 dBi, 1.2m >49.7 dBi (mid band)
RX Gain X-Band 1.0m >36.0 dBi, 1.2m >37.6 dBi, Ku-Band 1.0m >40.0 dBi, 1.2m >41.0 dBi (mid band)Ka-Band 1.0m >44.0 dBi, 1.2m >46.0 dBi (mid band)
Polarization Linear Cross Pol, Circular Pol
Warranty No
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