Freefly Astro Base Kit Drone
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Astro is Freefly’s compact industrial drone platform.
Freefly understands the need for quality tools. For more than 10 years Freefly aircraft have carried cinema cameras for Hollywood and high-end productions around the world. It carries valuable payloads in high-pressure situations. We also understand the need for flexibility. Astro’s interface specs are open, making it a flexible and reliable tool to get your new ideas in the air.
Each Astro Base includes an Astro (with props and folding landing gear)w, Herelink controller, one set of batteries, chargers, and everything else you need to fly, all packed in a hard case.
Astro helps you do your best work.
Freefly’s latest commercial drone platform with RTK, 61 megapixel Sony camera, LTE cloud connectivity, mission computer and more. Astro is backed by the team at Freefly with 100,000+ successful commercial drone flights.
There is fast, and Freefly Fast
Freefly loves to go fast, and we love to make our tools a joy to use. Astro is fast and fun.
World’s toughest drones
Our drones carry the most expensive sensors in the world and we test accordingly. Check out the testing process at Freefly.
Skynode,Mission Control,& the Suite
A custom version of Skynode powers each Astro. Skynode includes LTE connectivity, onboard linux mission computer, and seamless connectivity to Auterion Mission Control and the Auterion Suite
The Auterion software platform provides tools for planning, flight, and compliance with robust and secure data management for individuals and enterprise. MAVSDK allows your code in the onboard linux computer or the payload to command Astro. Cloud APIs allow you to bring data from Astro into your workflow.
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.
Centimeter Level Accuracy | 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 andposition 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 guarantees 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.
Integrated Gimbal | Precise Control, Easy Integration
Freefly designed an ultra lightweight 3-axis gimbal to go with Astro that is open architecture so we can adapt to new payloads. The gimbal features a payload quick release so you can quickly switch cameras and a gimbal quick release so you can quickly remove from Astro.
Up to 37 minutes flight time.
1500 grams max payload
Booms fold up to ½ the diameter
Vibration isolated payload attachment
Additional specs in the Astro wiki
Holds everything included with the Astro Base
Removable battery tray holds up to 6 Freefly SuperLight batteries
Custom cut foam, tested to protect against drops from 1 meter
Submersible and dust tight (MIL-STD 810G)
Controller & Video Transmitter
Herelink (not NDAA Compliant, specs available here)
Astro uses two SL8-Air batteries per flight, two batteries included in Astro Base
Voltage: 21.6 V (6S)
Capacity: 7.3 Ah, 157 Wh
Auxiliary output: USB-C Power Delivery
SL8 Fast Charger
One charger charges one Freefly SL8-Air battery at a time, two included in Base Kit
Approximate charge time for one SL8-Air battery, from 0%: 90 mins
Input: 100 / 240 VAC
Output: 200 Watts
Supplied with North America power cable (NEMA 1-15 ungrounded, Type A).
Power cable is replaceable (IEC320 connector).
Designed and Assembled in USA.
- Qty 1 Travel Case with custom insert, packed with:Qty 1 - Astro (with landing gear and props)
- Qty 2 - SL8 Fast Chargers
- Qty 1 - Herelink Controller
- Qty 2 - Herelink Controller Freefly custom sticks
- Qty 1 - Vibration Isolated Cheese Plate
- Qty 1 each - Hex drivers, 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm
- Qty 4 - Proptectors
- Spare partsQty 1 - Extra Proptector
- Qty 4 - Spare isolators
- Qty 2 - OEM Herelink controller sticks
- Qty 2 - Rubber hole grommet
- Qty 1 - Herelink charging cable