PRE-RELEASE ADVANCED INFORMATION
Mx150 "Kate 2.0"
GPS Tracking System
The Mx150 transmitter features a GPS with unlimited altitude capability. It can be used to track extremely high altitude flights and capture the maximum altitude with GPS precision. Other trackers designed for hobby/amateur rockets are limited to 50km (164K feet) maximum GPS altitude.
The version shown here is similar to the original Mx110 transmitter configuration. Except that here the downlink antenna is pointed up so that it uses nosecone tip space more efficiently. This version fits inside a 54mm coupler tube or even a 54mm nosecone.
Other configurations are also possible. The GPS antenna and the downlink antenna can be remotely mounted if necessary and connected via cables. The battery can also be remotely mounted. An optional pyro board can be plugged onto the back side of the transmitter in order to add deployment and staging capability. Link to Pyro Board Options.
The 54mm round bulkhead on the bottom can be easily removed if desired. This allows the unit to be mounted to a different size bulkhead or another structure such as a sled.
Mx150 Transmitter Board
This is the raw transmitter board for the Mx150 tracking system. The antenna mount has been removed. The top cover and back side battery board have also been removed.
In this configuration it can easily be mounted on an avonics bay "seld" or other structure in the rocket. Cables can be used to connect to the antennas and battery.
1.9" wide x 4.0" long