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Freefly Astro Compact Industrial Drone Base Kit with 2x SL8-Air 157Wh Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery

FRE950-00108 SL

The Strong Silent Type. Astro helps you do your best work.
Freefly's latest commercial drone platform with RTK, 60 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.

10 Hours. Structural Tests
Chassis loading, hinge structural, prop adapter, blade imbalance, handle structural, landing gear load.

10 Hours. Environmental Tests
Water ingress, Dust Ingress, Cold test, Hot Test.

50 Hours. Electrical Tests
Skynode Test, IMU test, LTE Modem test, Short Circuit Test, Overvoltage Test, Over current Test, RF test.

30 Hours. Material Tests
Carbon yield test, Aluminum fatigue tests, Plastic high / low temp test, plastic deformation test.

500 Hours. Flying Tests
Software validation test, 500 hour flight test, rate mode test, high speed test, full power test, dingbat test, aggressive manuevers test.

30 Hours. Control Tests
RTK test, FRX Pro test, Herelink test, Futaba test, Crossfire test, PMDDL test.

75 Hours. Payload Tests
FLIR test, Worksell Wiris Test, A7R4 test, Next vision Colibri test, Lidar test, Package delivery test.

30 Hours. Software Tests
Software validation test, app test, ground station test, ecosystem tests.

• 75+ Total Tests Were Completed During The Development Of Astro
• 185 Hours Of Flight And Simulated Flight Testing Before Launch

Made In The USA
Designed, built, flown, crashed, fixed, tested, assembled, supported in Woodinville, WA.

Astro Solves Your Problems

4K imaging in your backpack

RTK + 60 megapixels - A new level of detail

First Responder
Thermal or RGB with zoom

A7R4 + 35mm lens. Professional grade imaging

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.

Testing / Cad / Customization / Training / Repair / Support

Freefly Loves Saying Yes
We built Freefly to ensure our customers succeed, and we've learned a simple 'yes' leads to incredible adventures.

At your HQ or ours, we'll teach you best practices and how we operate to ensure the best chance at success.

Support Team
Real-time and expert help from our US-based support team.

Spare Parts
We stock all important spare parts to keep you up and running. Customers can order directly from our webstore 24 hours a day and in-stock parts will ship same or next business day.

We pay attention to what our customers are asking and make it all available for users on our website. No "email for more info" or "our rep will contact you for details". We value efficiency and transparency.

We partner with top companies to offer more valuable and integrated packages.

Engineering Team
From custom integrations to advice on adapting your payload to an Astro, our Engineering team is available and eager to help.

Predictive Maintenance & Real Time Aircraft Monitoring
With the optional industrial package, users can have Freefly support and Auterion's predictive maintenance suite monitoring your Astro live and alerting you to any potential issues before they become real problems. Replace parts as needed, not as planned.

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 and position hold.

Super Light Batteries. 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.

Ground & Pilot School. Training
The team at Freefly can teach you all our best tricks for maximizing productivity with drones. We offer customized training packages that will help operators get the job done reliably. Full details coming soon!


• Up to 37 minutes flight time
• 1500 grams max payload
• Booms fold up to 1/2 the diameter
• Vibration isolated payload attachment

Travel Case
• 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)
• Airline checkable

• SL8-Air Batteries
• Astro uses two SL8-Air batteries per flight, two batteries included in Astro Base

• 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
• Supplied with North America power cable (NEMA 1-15 ungrounded, Type A)
• Power cable is replaceable (IEC320 connector)
• Designed and Assembled in USA

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


Freefly Astro Features

  • 1500 grams max payload
  • Up to 37 minutes flight time
  • Astro helps you do your best work
  • Astro uses two SL8-Air batteries per flight, two batteries included in Astro Base
  • Designed, built, flown, crashed, fixed, tested, assembled, supported in Woodinville, WA
  • Long flight times + intelligent monitoring
  • Precise Control, Easy Integration

Maximum Takeoff Weight 14.7 lb / 6665 g
Payload Capacity 3.3 lb / 1500 g
Maximum Flight Time 37 Minutes
Flight Control System
GNSS Support GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Remote Controller / Transmitter
Maximum Operating Distance Not Specified by Manufacturer

AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Output Voltage 21.6 V
Power Rating 200 W

Model Freefly F45
Velocity Constant 420 Kv
Size 21"x7

Number of Rotors 4
Operating Temperature -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Diagonal Size 36.1" / 917 mm (Without Propellers)
55.4" / 1407 mm (Including Propellers)
FREEFLY SL8 SuperLight Air Battery For Astro Specs

Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Output Voltage 21.6 VDC
Cells 6

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