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Auterion provides enterprise and governement with an ecosystem of software-defined drones, payloads, and third party applications within a single easy to use platform based on open-source standards. We’re leaders in an open-source movement bigger than ourselves that works together to meet the needs of enterprises, government, and drone manufacturers. We believe in openness, partnership, engineering excellence, and empowering the drone industry. With offices in California and R&D in Switzerland, we’ve raised $25M in venture-backed funding. Today, our software platforms powers the drones of some of the leaders in the industry, including General Electric (GE) Aviation, Quantum Systems, Freefly Systems, Avy, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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  • Los Angeles, California - September 30, 2020 - Freefly Systems, leading drone manufacturers and Auterion, the largest open source drone software platform announced the releases of the Astro Enterprise Drone Solution. In partnering, the two companies have combined their respective expertise in hardware and software to build and release the Astro - the best multi use enterprise drone for utility, telco, and infrastructure companies, as well as drone service providers and first responders.

    The Astro will provide enterprise and government customers a highly capable workhorse drone for mapping, inspection and first responders to capture media, automate processes, and streamline data flows through Auterion’s enterprise-ready software platform.

    With a 2 lb payload, the Astro can achieve a 30 minute flight time, supports over nine payload options including the industry leading 60 megapixel Sony A7R4, folds into a backpack, is weather sealed, and cloud connected. The Astro is engineered and built by Freefly around the Auterion Skynode reference design and is powered by Auterion Enterprise PX4 software on board and by Auterion Mission Control on the ground station. The platform provides customers’ with fleet management, 4G LTE connectivity for online workflows, predictive maintenance, geotagging, and the Auterion SDK for enterprise developers. 

    With 10 years of experience in developing drone hardware systems and with thousands of tested flight hours, Freefly has a reputation of building the industry’s toughest drones as well as a track record of offering the best customer support in the industry.

    The team behind Auterion has been developing software for drones for over 10 years, and provides an ecosystem of payloads and radio links, expertise in connected workflows for enterprises, while driving open standards to support innovation and scalability within the industry.

    The partnership between Freefly and Auterion delivers a drone system that is greater than the sum of its parts. Freefly relentlessly pursues hardware excellence that exceeds their customers expectations, while Auterion enables the user to tap the full power of the Astro by creating a cohesive software ecosystem and user experience. 

    Tabb Firchau, CEO of Freefly says, “Partnering with Auterion to bring the Astro to market allowed us to aim much higher than we could have on our own. As a small self-funded startup of 35 people we have huge ambitions and often end up having to cut scope from the end product.  Working with Auterion allowed us to deliver even more than we originally planned. The open architecture and collaborative nature at Auterion enabled several key pivots during the product development process, ultimately landing on a product that is more flexible, efficient, and ultra adaptable. We can't wait to see what users will think!”

    “Sony is excited about Auterion-Freefly team’s usage of our new SDK to integrate the Alpha 7R IV full-frame camera into their new enterprise drone system,” said Neal Manowitz, Deputy President of Imaging Product and Solutions Americas for Sony Electronics. “We will continue to evolve our software to meet the growing demands of commercial clients, ultimately allowing them to capture, measure and create in ways never before possible.” 

    Lorenz Meier, Auterion co-founder and CEO said, “The release of Astro is the culmination of more than a decade of work to make open source the default in the commercial drone industry. Auterion Enterprise PX4 is giving businesses a trusted, known base and better integrations than any of the proprietary alternatives.”

    The Astro is available for pre-order today with first units shipping in Q4 2020. 

    For more information about the Astro visit For more information about the Auterion software platform visit

    About Freefly

    Freefly Systems is the industry pioneer in developing next-generation camera movement systems. Freefly Systems’ products include the breakthrough MōVI products for handheld and mobile operation, the ALTA line of Drones. With over a decade of experience in the professional cinematography industry, Freefly's mission is to remove barriers to unrestricted camera movement by creating products that enable what once was impossible. Learn more at




    Freefly PR contact

    Tabb Firchau

    About Auterion

    Auterion provides enterprise with an ecosystem of software-defined drones, payloads, and third party applications within a single easy to use platform based on open-source standards. With 50+ employees across offices in California and Switzerland, Auterion has raised $25M in venture-backed funding from investors such as Lakestar, Mosaic Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, and Tectonic Ventures. The company’s global customer base includes GE Aviation, Quantum Systems, Freefly, Avy, and the U.S. Government. Learn more at




    Auterion PR contacts

    Janel Steinberg and James Meredith

    Liberty Communications

    +1 415 429 5652 / +44 207 751 4444

  • We are proud to announce our partnership with Esri to enable security-conscious U.S. organizations to be able to use Site Scan, Esri’s unmanned aerial systems flight planning and processing solution, to plan and execute missions with drones powered by Auterion, which includes the trusted and secure Freefly Astro.

    Site Scan for ArcGIS is an all-in-one, cloud-based drone mapping solution for collecting, processing, analyzing, and sharing data products. It is used by organizations that require drone imagery for visual inspections, site monitoring, asset management, and situational awareness across architecture, engineering, construction, natural resources, infrastructure, and government. 

    The U.S. government recently issued a growing number of advisory warnings and bans on the use of drones that pose security risks. These precautions have adversely impacted federal agencies and private firms that manage critical infrastructure, causing them to adopt incongruous drone data capturing and processing workflows that consist of multiple vendor solutions. 

    The partnership between Esri and Auterion now offers these agencies, end-to-end drone solutions, using U.S. Department of Defense-approved Blue sUAS software architecture from Auterion, that is fully supported by Site Scan. The first will integrate the Freefly Astro, with more vehicles becoming available.

    “The relationship we have established with Auterion is key in being able to offer high-quality, secure drone software to our U.S. customers looking to take advantage of our advanced, secure, drone-based imagery collection and management platform”

    Richard Cooke, Esri director of imagery and remote sensing

    Instances like the US Interior Department grounding their drone fleet no longer need to occur with the introduction of Esri and Auterion’s end-to-end solution. Customers now have access to the most comprehensive and secure, fully integrated enterprise workflow for mapping with the Freefly Astro, Sony A7R4, and Esri Site Scan available within a single platform. 

    Providing safe, secure, and auditable systems based on open source software is a key part of our mission to accelerate the adoption of autonomous systems. In conjunction to this we are continuously adding new partners to grow our ecosystem of vehicles, payloads, and apps available on the Auterion platform. 

    With each partner that joins the ecosystem, customers have access to enhanced functionality, through more vehicles, apps, and integrations, all enabling the extension of their drone systems over time. Our recent partnership announcements with Freefly Systems, Sony and now Esri truly display the power of the ecosystem to deliver the most value to customers.

    Learn more about Esri within the Auterion Ecosystem

    Read the official announcement

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