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$20,000.00 | Sku: 950-00108-02

Bring your own payload!

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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 includes the the basics of your drone kit, ready to mount a variety of payloads: 

  1. Astro Drone (simple tools, props, Smart Dovetail payload mount, landing gear and some spare bits)
  2. Freefly Pilot Pro controller:
    • Herelink 1.1 RF, 2.4 GHz radio (not NDAA)


  • Pilot skill with Manual Mode is required for Emergency Procedures. Learn more
  • Astro uses two Freefly SL8-Air batteries per flight (not included in this kit). We recommend 4 SL8 batteries and 2 SL8 Fast Chargers to get flying.
  • Works with RTK GPS Ground Station, through a user-supplied ground station computer (optional)
  • LTE modem works in the United States only. Learn more
  • Astro
  • Pilot Pro Controller
    • High resolution rockers for precise camera / gimbal control
    • Modular to accept a variety of radio transmitters, ships with:
      • Herelink 1.1 Radio (2.4 GHz)
    • Internal battery with external power inputs to support hot-swapping for maximum uptime
    • Emergency kill-switch
    • Discreet physical buttons for all key user actions
    • Includes custom configured, pre-installed 8" Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 tablet
    • Realtime drone and gimbal speed limits
    • Custom padded neck strap 
  • Astro Travel Case
    • Holds everything included with the Astro Base (except Pilot Pro controller)
    • Removable battery tray holds up to 6 Freefly SuperLight batteries*
    • Custom cut foam, tested to protect against drops from 1 meter
    • Removable/customizable/replaceable payload insert
    • Submersible and dust tight (MIL-STD 810G)
    • Airline checkable (overweight)
    • Case dimensions: 31x24x15 inches / 79x61x38 cm
    • Weight of Astro Base in case (no batteries): 56 lbs / 25 kg
  • Batteries
    • SL8-Air Batteries*
    • Astro uses two SL8-Air batteries per flight
    • Voltage: 21.6 V (6S)
    • Capacity: 7.3 Ah, 157 Wh
    • Weight: 2.25lbs
    • Chemistry: Lithium-Ion
    • Auxiliary output: USB-C Power Delivery 
  • Chargers
    • SL8 Fast Charger*
    • One charger charges one Freefly SL8-Air battery at a time
    • 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.

*Batteries and chargers needed for flight not included, sold separately

  • Qty 1 - Astro Travel Case:
    • Qty 1 - Astro Drone (with landing gear, props and Smart Dovetail)*
    • Qty 1 each - Hex drivers, 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm
    • Qty 4 - Proptectors
    • Spare parts
      • Qty 1 - Extra Proptector
      • Qty 4 - Spare isolators
      • Qty 2 - Rubber hole grommet
  • Qty 1 - Travel Case with custom insert: 
    • Qty 1 - Pilot Pro Controller
      • Qty 1 - Samsung Active Tab 3 (pre-configured and installed into controller)
      • Qty 1 - Herelink 1.1 RF (2.4 GHz)
    • Qty 1 - Custom padded neck strap 

*Batteries and chargers needed for flight not included, sold separately

*The LR1 Laser Range Finder Upgrade (910-00841) and LR1 Thermal Upgrade (910-00840) cannot be used at the same time on the LR1 Payload currently. In the future we'll offer a way to use or purchase both modules together with the LR1.

from $20,000.00

SKU: 950-00108-02

Astro Base + Pilot Pro (Herelink RF)

Astro Base comes with:

  • Astro Travel Case
    • Astro (with landing gear, props, and Smart Dovetail Payload Mount)
    • Spare parts & basic tools
  • Pilot Pro Travel Case
    • Pilot Pro Controller (Herelink RF)
    • Spare parts & USB charger


Batteries and chargers not otherwise included.

SL8-Air Batteries

Recommended quantity: 4

Battery with integrated BMS and an OLED display

You'll need at least two SL8-Air batteries to fly this Astro. By default Astro does not ship with batteries.

SL Fast Charger

Recommended quantity: 2

200W charger for Freefly SL8 batteries

Unless you already have SL8-Air Chargers, you'll need these on your order. By default Astro does not ship with SL8 chargers.

Freefly Integrated Payloads

Wiris Pro Payload

Stabilized thermal imaging and 10X zoom RGB with Wiris Pro

Sentera 65R Sensor with Gimbal

Compact 65MP Sentera Payload

Sentera 6X Multispectral Sensor with Gimbal

Compact Multispectral Sentera Payload

Sentera 6X Thermal Sensor with Gimbal

Compact Thermal Sentera Payload

Payload Integration and Mounting (for third party payloads)

Integrator Isolator Kit

Simple vibration isolated mount for custom payloads without Smart Dovetail

Freefly Smart Dovetail for Payload

Payload side Smart Dovetail adapter for payload integration

Spares and Extras

Astro includes 2 sets of props, 4 landing gear legs and 30A Isolators

Astro Spare Parts Kit

Assortment of spare parts

Astro Spare Propeller Set

1 each, clockwise and counter-clockwise props

Astro Spare Landing Gear Set

2 replacement landing gear legs

Astro Vibration Isolator Set

30A (White/Light Grey) Astro Vibration Isolator Set


Astro Vibration Isolator Set

40A (Dark Grey) Astro Vibration Isolator Set


Astro Vibration Isolator Set

50A (Black) Astro Vibration Isolator Set




RTK Ground Station

Centimeter-level location accuracy with user-supplied ground station computer

Freefly Armor

Exclusive protecion plan for your Freefly drone

Freefly Armor

Double your factory warranty, pre-pay for an annual check-up and get 10% off training and service.


Astro Training

Astro Training

Learn the basics and advanced skills on the Astro platform.

From $1,200.00




Drones can be dangerous and proper training will help increase the safety of your operations.

Freefly strongly recommends you complete our manufacturer drone training program to ensure you understand the risks and safe operating practices associated with flying our drones.

If you are a pro, and know what you are doing, carry on and fly safe and be sure to share your work with us!

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