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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

New images for the data archive of our planet: Satellite Sentinel-2B has sent its first views of the earth

On 7th March 2017 Sentinel-2B was launched. It is the fifth satellite for the EU ‘Copernicus’ earth observation program. Essential components of the satellite’s multi-spectral instrument (MSI) were supplied by the aerospace company Jena Optronik GmbH, based in Thuringia, and provide a new perspective of our earth.

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High-tech made in Jena, Germany, for the new satellite platform SmallGEO

The following feat was made possible thanks to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA): In Germany, the new satellite platform SmallGEO, which is developed in Bremen by satellite manufacturer OHB System AG, makes it possible to deliver whole satellites. Attitude control sensors by Thuringia-based space company Jena-Optronik GmbH are also included.

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Konnichiwa, successful exhibition in Tokyo

From October, 12-15 2016 we presented us and our products on a GErman Joint booth together with DLR and OHB at the Japan Aerospace Exhibition, Tokyo

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Welcome!

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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Events

  • April, 16-19 2018
    Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  • February, 01-07 2018
    AAS Guidance & Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA