World Expo Astana

The opening ceremony of the 2017 world exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan, held on June 9th, was a remarkable event, and Airstage played a pivotal role with 18 autonomously flying AirOrbs.

Date and Client

Show Concept

Following the theme of "Future Energy," the ceremony depicted the birth of the solar system. Ten flying planets executed their pre-programmed choreography with astonishing precision, gliding before a vast 30-meter-wide LED screen. Their trajectories were accurate down to the centimeter.


To achieve this level of precision, 18 high-speed tracking cameras were strategically installed on the rig, along with marker-LEDs on the spheres. This setup allowed for pinpoint localization of these objects down to the millimeter, contributing to the seamless execution of the ceremony.