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Von Jena zum Mars

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On a mission for you

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Precision drives the universe

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Japanese-German cooperation for a flawless rendezvous in space

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#rosetta mission complete

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25 Years Jena-Optronik


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Jena - Optical Valley

Standortvorteil Jena

Welcome to Jena-Optronik

For decades now we’ve been making space missions possible: enterprises that are as spectacular as they are successful. Today we’re the global leader for attitude and orbit control sensors for satellites and optical instruments for Earth observation.

As vast as the universe is, there is no space for inaccuracy: sensors by Jena-Optronik keep satellites stable and on track.
Visionary technology in the truest sense of the word: our optical instruments generate crucial data, helping to improve the quality of life on earth.

Facing the future together: we’re proud to count the world’s leading space companies among our clients. What challenges in space are you facing? We are happy to help you reach your goal. And to give you what we stood for the past years: space for success.

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President & CEO
"Space is a key technology for our planet"

Dietmar Ratzsch
President & CEO

+49 3641 200-110

Japanese-German cooperation for a flawless rendezvous in space

The Rendezvous- and Docking Sensor (RVS) from space company Jena-Optronik is ready for its sixth mission to the International Space Station on the Japanese transfer vehicle HTV.

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Jena-Optronik recieves award for the new building

„Würdigung Jenaer Fassadenpreis 2015“ for Jena-Optronik's new home.

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Today’s generation requires a more in-depth knowledge of the world than the previous generation ever did. By exploring space, we are able to discover, survey and understand our home planet. On our updated website, we intend to give you an insight into the world of aerospace and the technology Jena-Optronik produces. Accompany us on our journey!

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Space: It’s all around us

Space inspires us all and creates a wealth of knowledge

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  • October, 12-15 2016
    Japan Aerospace Exhibition, Tokyo