Skynode inside. Powered by Auterion

A customized version of Skynode powers each Astro. Skynode gives you a choice of connectivity, an onboard linux mission computer, and seamless integration into Auterion Mission Control and the Auterion Suite.

The Auterion ecosystem provides a robust, secure, and scalable drone planning, flight, and compliance management solution which is made for government applications.

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Astro was built with the operator in mind: Easy to use in the field with a modular payload architecture and backed by future proof open source technology. Built for durability, versatility and extensibility, Astro is sure to become your new favorite drone system made in the U.S.

Founded in 2013, Freefly produces high-performance tools for demanding applications.
 With thousands of tested in-flight hours, Freefly drones have a reputation as the industry’s toughest drones. 
Each and every vehicle endures a barrage of component and system-level tests designed to weed out items that do not meet strict quality control levels.

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Astro is compact

Folds up to a diameter of only 508 mm

Astro is fast

From case to flying in under 90 seconds

Astro is sharp

Integrates the 60 MP Sony α7R IV

Astro is modular

Modular payload design built on open standards

Astro is powerful

On-board mission computer ready for AI on the edge

Astro is future-proof

Built with open source technology and open standards

Find out more

Download the specs sheet to get all details of Astro.

Auterion Software Platform

Secure, extensible, and built on open standards.

Hands off operations

Leverage automatic flight logging, pilot and asset management on the Auterion Suite to eliminate manual flight admin. Ensure missions stay compliant and let the Auterion platform keep you informed on the health of your Astro in real-time. 

Multiple payload options

With Auterion’s ecosystem of payloads, you have multiple payload options for your Astro. Standardized integrations mean you can seamlessly change payloads in the field within moments not disrupting workflows.


With the MAVSDK on board you can easily deploy your own apps on the Astro to extend its capability to meet whatever your use case.


Auterion products are built on a stable open source software base using widely adopted industry standards including: FMUv5x, MAVLink, and PX4.


Make your drones ready for work

Astro serves a wide range of application for government customers.


With Astro, you have an adaptable, reliable workhorse for mapping and surveying.


With Astro, the inspection of critical infrastructure is faster, safer, and more comprehensive.


With Astro you have operational awareness on the field with real-time video to the tactical operations center.

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