Mx152 Pyro Board
The Mx152 Pyro Board is an optional accessory that plugs onto the backside of an Mx150 Kate 2.0 transmitter and adds deployment and staging capability. An apogee event can be fired with GPS precision even at altitudes that reach into space! In fact, all deployment and staging events are triggered by GPS data. However, the accelerometer, gyro, barometric pressure sensor, timer and even manual command can also be used as back-up redundant triggers. All events can be configured with the Mx120 Receiver. No computer is needed. The receiver has an interactive electronic Go/No-Go checklist that guides the user during setup prior to launch.
Please note: The AUX pyro channel and the SSR output are not supported at first release. The hardware is fully capable but the firmware and user interface will be updated in late 2020 to support these features.
Mx152 Option-10 Long Skinny Mounting Option
Mx152 Option-10 is a "long skinny" configuration that allows the Mx150 transmitter and Mx152 pyro board to be mounted back-to-back and fit inside a 2" ID tube (i.e. 54mm coupler tube). It is intended for smaller diameter nosecones. It includes the Li-ion system electronics battery and the pyro battery. Everything is in one package. There is also an aft bulkhead that includes an anchor bracket for connection to a recovery harness.
Mx152 Option-20 Outrigger Mounting Option
Mx152 Option-20 is an outrigger mounting option that allows the Mx150 transmitter and Mx152 pyro board to be mounted back-to-back. It provides six holes for mounting the whole assembly onto an avionics bay sled. The user will also need to mount the Li-ion electronics battery and the pyro battery to the sled. (Batteries not shown here.)
Optional Battery Board
The Mx152 Option-20 outrigger mounting scheme was originally designed to allow the user to mount the system battery and the pyro battery somewhere on the user's custom sled. However, a new optional battery mount board is now available that provides a very convenient mounting platform for the batteries. It has the same dimensions as the Option-20 outrigger board shown above and the exact same mounting hole pattern. It mounts neatly and compactly over the top of the transmitter while still allowing access to the power switch, LED's and USB connector. It provides secure mounts for both batteries.
This is a short HD video (47 seconds) that shows a 360 degree view of the battery board mounted to the Mx152 Kate 2.0 transmitter and pyro board. Be sure to expand it out to full screen to get a good look at the entire package. (There is no sound.)
Mx152 Option-25 Configuration
The Mx152 Option-25 configuration shown below is the same as the Option-20 but with the Option-25 battery board installed. The Mx150 transmitter and Mx152 pyro board are mounted back-to-back. The Li-ion system battery and the pyro battery are mounted over the top of the transmitter but still allow access to the power-switch, LED's and USB connector. This configuration provides three mounting points along each side edge. There are 4-40 screws and threaded standoffs at those mounting points that bolt the battery board to the outrigger board. Those existing screws can be used (or replaced with longer ones if necessary) to mount the whole assembly onto an avionics bay sled.
Mx152 Option-30 Extended Outrigger Configuration
Mx152 Option-30 is an extended outrigger mounting option that allows the Mx150 transmitter and Mx152 pyro board to be mounted back-to-back. It provides ten holes for mounting the whole assembly onto an avionics bay sled. It includes mounts for the Li-ion system battery and the pyro battery.
More Pyro Board Photos
Mx151 Antenna Mount
The Mx151 antenna mount attaches to the front end of the transmitter board and provides connections for the downlink antenna and the GPS antenna.