Freefly Astro High Res Mapping Kit - Astro with Controller, Battery pair & charger, hard case
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Freefly Astro High Res Mapping Kit - Astro with Controller, Battery pair & charger, hard case

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Astro High Res Mapping - Astro with controller, battery pair and charger, hard case, Sony a7R IV payload

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RRP $23,399.00 inc GST

Meet Astro, enterprises new favorite drone system

The toughest multi-use enterprise drone solution made in the U.S. for utility, telco, infrastructure companies, drone service providers and first responders

The Astro provides enterprise and government users with a highly capable workhorse drone for mapping, inspection and first responders to capture media, automate processes, and streamline data flows through Auterion’s enterprise-ready software platform.

Inspect inaccessible assets like wind turbines, solar farms, pipelines and production facilities from the air faster, more safely and at less cost. With Auterion, you can integrate data, real-time video and thermal imagery into your existing applications and workflows, while automating flight operations and compliance, so you can make quicker, smarter decisions while keeping subject matter experts in the office.

Solar panel inspection
Power plants
Wind turbine inspection
Pipeline inspection

A drone powered by Auterion can easily be integrated with public safety, and first-responder, telepresence app data using service APIs, and the MAVSDK.

Skynode, Mission Control, & Cloud Suite
A customized version of Skynode powers each Astro. Skynode gives you LTE connectivity, an onboard linux mission computer, and seamless connectivity to Auterion Mission Control and Cloud Suite.

The Auterion ecosystem provides a robust, secure, and scalable drone planning, flight, and compliance management solution which is ready for the enterprise.

Enterprise developers can leverage the Auterion Air, Ground, and Cloud SDK, built around the MAVSDK to process data captured by Astro and integrate it in their own workflows.

The mission computer on board Astro provides compute power for real-time data processing. The LTE module brings Astro online and delivers results directly to your cloud.


Freefly RTK
Astro is equipped with our multi-band RTK system with centimeter level precision. Using the latest GNSS module from u-blox (F9P) our RTK will give you rock solid height and position hold.


Long flight times + intelligent monitoring
Astro batteries come in two sizes and feature the latest 2170 round cell lithium ion batteries. These cells combine high energy density with incredible cycle life. Freefly gaurantees at least 500 cycles on our SL series batteries.

The SL series batteries feature an OLED screen that reports key data to the user and communicate with Astro via our open CAN battery protocol so you can track battery health and usage fleetwide.

Designed, built, flown, crashed, fixed, tested, assembled, supported in Woodinville, WA

High Res Mapping Kit
Sony a7R IV payload
Astro with Controller, Battery pair & charger, hard case

Astro is light
Folds up and can be carried with ease

Astro is fast
Case to flying in under 90 second

Astro is sharp
Carries the 60 Mpx Sony alpha 7R IV

Astro is connected
LTE connectivity for real-time data transfer

Astro is powerful
Skynode onboard including mission computer

Astro is smart
From smart batteries to cloud integration

  • Powered by Auterion
  • Offline and online mission planning
  • Real-time video stream to off-site experts
  • Seamless integration into partner apps
  • Fleet monitoring with predictive maintenance in the cloud
  • Operations dashboard for compliance reports of pilot operations

Astro Specs

Unfolded Diameter (w/o Props) 917mm
Unfolded Diameter (Including Props) 1407mm
Unfolded Height 359mm
Folded Diameter 508mm
Folded Height 178mm

Motors and Propellers
Powerplant: Freefly F45
Number of Motors 4
Motor Max Continuous Power Output 350W
Motor Max Instantaneous Peak Power Output 600W
Equivalent Kv 420 Kv
Electronic Speed Controller Freefly Silent-Drive Sine Wave ESC
Max RPM 3500 RPM
Propellers 21 x 7.0" (folding)
Material Carbon Fiber Reinforced Nylon
Propeller Orientation (2) CW and (2) CCW Props
Flight Time (No Payload) 38 min
Cells 6S
Nominal Battery Voltage 22.2V
Type Freefly Smart Batteries
Operating Temp -40 to 60C
BMS Redundant BMS with active cell balancing and storage mode
Safety Protections Overridable overvoltage on any cell, overtemperature, over-discharge
USB-C PD 5-20V, up to 60W output
Communication OLED User Screen CAN - for communication to the aircraft
Max Continous Current (10s) 80A
Max Peak Current (1s) 120A
Charger Freefly Smart Charger
Payloads and Weight
Maximum Gross for Takeoff 8382g (conditional on altitude)
Maximum Payload 1500g
Typical Standard Empty weight 3166g
Payloads VIbration Isolated Gimbal Quick Release, Vibration Isolated Cheese Plate, Toad in the Hole
Integrated Payloads Gimbaled A7R4 Mapping Camera
Gimbal Quick Release Connections Power, MAVLink Communication Protocol
Flight Controller
Autopilot Name Auterion Enterprise PX4 - Freefly customized Skynode
Flight Modes Manual, Altitude Hold, Position Hold, Autonomous Mission, Return to Land
Onboard Modules Cortex-A53 Computer, LTE
Connectivity BLE, Wifi, USB C, LTE
Supported Radios Herelink
Supported GNSS L1/L2 GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo bands
Default Data Logging Rate Varies, 25hz for main flight data
Orientation Lights Boom tip mounted lights
Orientation Light Color Options Colors can be set in software - red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple, white, off.
Operating Temperatures -20 to 50C
Ingress Protection Tested to IP43

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