Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)
Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)
Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)
Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)
Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)
Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)
Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)
Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)
Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)
Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)
Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)

Astro (High Res Mapping Kit)

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Make high resolution maps with Astro and 60 megapixel Sony camera. Designed and Assembled in the USA.

Product Details

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.

The High Res Mapping Kit includes Astro, High Res Mapping Payload, Herelink controller, one set of batteries, chargers, and everything else you need, all packed in a hard case.


  • Pilot skill with Manual Mode is required for Emergency Procedures. Learn more
  • Uses two Freefly SL8-Air batteries per flight (one pair included with Base Kit)
  • Works with RTK GPS Ground Station
  • This kit includes a payload for mapping: gimbal, a Sony a7R IV and Sony mapping lens
  • LTE modem works in the United States. Learn more
  • Astros will be shipped in order reservations were received 
  • Astro
    • Up to 37 minutes flight time. 
      • Typical flights with High Res Mapping Gimbal are 25-32 minutes, depending on speed / conditions.
      • See Wiki for additional details
    • 1500 grams max payload 
    • Booms fold up to ½ the diameter
    • Vibration isolated payload attachment
    • Additional specs in the Astro wiki
  • High Res Mapping Payload
    • Based on Sony A7RIV with Sony mapping lens
    • 60 megapixel resolution
    • Controlled from Herelink controller
  • Travel Case
    • Holds everything included with the High Res Mapping Kit
    • 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
  • Controller & Video Transmitter
    • Herelink (not NDAA Compliant, specs available here)
  • Batteries
    • SL8-Air Batteries
    • Astro uses two SL8-Air batteries per flight, two batteries included in High Res Mapping Kit
    • 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, two included in High Res Mapping 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 1 - High Res Mapping Payload (Gimbal, Sony a7R IV, Sony mapping lens)
    • 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 parts
      • Qty 1 - Extra Proptector
      • Qty 4 - Spare isolators
      • Qty 2 - OEM Herelink controller sticks
      • Qty 2 - Rubber hole grommet
      • Qty 1 - Herelink charging cable
  • Qty 2 - SL8-Air Batteries (ships in separate box from Freefly and is a separate line on the invoice/order)

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