The GLOBETrekker is a rugged, intelligent, portable satellite system that enables users to establish a reliable broadband connection on short notice anywhere in the world, even in harsh and hostile conditions. It is sleekly designed to be carried in a backpack, is airline checkable, fits in small vehicles, and is even helicopter- and parachute- friendly. The GLOBETrekker’s Sensor Driven System Manager continuously monitors the internal environment of the system and counters harsh weather elements such as extreme temperatures and sand. The GLOBETrekker supports data transmission rates of up to four megabits per second and is capable of operating on multiple bands, including Ku, Ka, and X bands. System features include RF electronics, built-in inclinometer, compass, GPS, and a baseband unit with a modem, Ethernet switch, and shock-protected chassis.