Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime
Astro Prime

Astro Prime

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$27,000.00 | Sku: 950-00106-03

Notice: Orders placed now are expected to ship in 4-5 weeks.

Make high resolution maps with Astro and 61 megapixel Sony camera. Designed and Assembled in the USA.

Product Details

Astro Prime is Freefly’s ultimate compact industrial drone platform.

Freefly understands the need for quality tools. For more than 10 years, Freefly aircraft have carried high end imagers for industry and high-end productions around the world. It carries valuable payloads in high-pressure situations. We understand the need for flexibility, so Astro’s interface specs are open, making it a flexible and reliable tool to get your new ideas in the air.

Each Astro Prime includes the the core of your mapping or imaging drone kit: 

  1. Astro Drone
    • Simple tools, props, landing gear and some spare bits
    • Not NDAA approved
  2. LR1 Payload
    • 61MP Sony ILX-LR1 camera + Sigma 24mm f3.5 lens
    • Quick-detach, vibration isolated Freefly gimbal
    • NDAA and DIU Approved
  3. Freefly Pilot Pro controller
    • Robust 2.4ghz radio (non NDAA approved)


  • Astro
    • Up to 37 minutes flight time.
      • Typical flights with LR1 Payload are 28-34 minutes, depending on speed / conditions.
      • See Wiki for additional details, based on 970g / 34.2oz payload weight
    • 1500 grams max payload 
    • Booms fold up to ½ the diameter
    • Powered vibration isolated payload mount (Smart Dovetail)
    • Additional specs in the Astro wiki
  • Pilot Pro Controller
    • Freefly 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 
  • LR1 Payload
    • Freefly Gimbal
      • Sony ILX-LR1 camera body (61 megapixel resolution)
      • Sigma 24mm f3.5 mapping lens (p/n 404965)
    • Camera and gimbal control from Pilot Pro controller
  • Astro Travel Case
    • Holds everything included with Astro Prime (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/replaceable payload insert for Mapping Payload
    • Submersible and dust tight (MIL-STD 810G)
    • Airline checkable
    • Case dimensions: 31x24x15 inches / 79x61x38 cm
    • Weight of Astro Prime in case (no batteries): 26.5 kg / 58.5 lbs
  • 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). 

Astro is 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 - LR1 Payload
      • Qty 1 - Freefly Gimbal
        • Qty 1 - Sony ILX-LR1 - 61MP camera body
        • Qty 1 - Sigma 24mm f3.5 mapping lens (p/n 404965)
      • Qty 1 - USB - C thumb drive
      • Qty 1 - Foam insert set for Astro Travel Case
    • 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 radio (not NDAA approved)
    • 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 $27,000.00

SKU: 950-00106-03

Astro Prime

Astro Prime comes with:

  • Astro Travel Case
    • Astro (with landing gear, props, Smart Dovetail)
    • Sony LR1 61MP Payload
    • 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.


LR1 Thermal Upgrade

Thermal module add-on for LR1, not currently co-compatible with Laser Range Finder

LR1 Laser Range Finder Upgrade

100m Range Finder for LR1, not currently compatible with Thermal Upgrade

RTK Ground Station

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

Spares and Extras

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

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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