Technical Specs

Performance

The LR1 Payload's high pixel count allows you to cover a large amount of area quickly at low resolution, or collect very high-resolution imagery at lower altitudes. Approximate GSD, coverage per flight, and expected altitude are listed below for reference. This is based on a 70% forward and 65% side overlap, single pass (no crosshatch).

GSD (cm)Coverage (acres per flight, single pass)Speed (m/s)Altitude (m)

0.5

62

4.75

31

1

98

9.5

63

1.9 (capped by 400ft altitude)

240

15

121

A single Astro flight with the LR1 Payload is typically 25-29 minutes. The exact time depends on the survey area's geometry, the number of turns required, and the flight speed, as well as environmental factors such as wind speed and direction. Note that the time presented in AMC is an estimate, and not adding return or transit waypoints may affect its calculation. A good rule of thumb is to aim for an AMC-calculated flight duration of <23 minutes. This should allow the flight to complete and return before hitting the battery reserve.

Camera Body

Sony ILX-LR1

ParameterValue

Sensor Size (pixels)

9504 x 6336

Sensor Size (mm)

35.7 x 23.9

Pixel Size (μm)

3.76

Weight

Astro's maximum payload weight is 1500 grams.

ParameterWeight (g)

Smart Dovetail mount

95

Weight with default lens (Sigma 24mm)

970

Weight with default lens and mount

1065

Remaining weight for accessories

435

Ingress

The LR1 Payload is not IP ingress rated, as the ILX-LR1 camera itself is not IP rated. We do not recommend flying in rain or very dusty enviroments.

Gimbal

ParameterValue

Minimum gimbal angle

-90° (straight down)

Maximum gimbal angle

+30°

Lenses

Focal Length (mm)ModelWeight (g)Compatability

24 (ships with)

228

Supported

35

165

Supported

50

187

Supported

75

230

Supported

These are the lenses we have tested with, but other lenses and additional modules can work as well. Learn more about configuring the gimbal here:

Payload Configuration

Lens selection in AMC only matters for mission planning calculations (overlap, photo trigger, etc) and for infinity focus to work properly.

If you plan a mission with a non-standard lens, make sure that the correct lens is selected in the Survey section of the Plan screen. If your lens isn't on the dropdown, you can enter the details manually by selecting Custom Camera instead of a specific lens.

When changing lenses, select your lens from the Focal Length dropdown in Camera Settings found in the camera settings.

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