On our way to the Moon

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Wir sind Raumfahrt

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space for success

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Von Jena ins All

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On a mission for you

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Precision drives the universe

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Heinrich Hertz mission

Launched with star sensors “Made in Jena” on board

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30 years Jena-Optronik: Tradition and future


Mission enabler

Jena-Optronik star tracker selected by Airbus OneWeb Satellites

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On our way to the Moon: Artemis I

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30 years Jena-Optronik


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Welcome to Jena-Optronik

For decades now we’ve been successfully making leading-edge space missions possible "out of space for our world"

As a space company we make an important contribution, to detect and better understand the challenges our planet is facing. Various applications within the field of satellite communication, navigation and Earth observation improve our daily life.

We’re proud to count the world’s leading space companies and agencies among our clients. They rely on innovations made by Jena-Optronik.

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

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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"Space is not only fascinating but also an essential part of our modern life. A day without space is not possible – and technology “made in Jena” is always a part of it."

Peter Kapell

+49 3641 200-110

Exploring a new world: NASA’s Psyche mission spacecraft equipped with sensor technology from Jena

Jena-Optronik provides autonomous star sensors to Maxar for the attitude control system of the Psyche spacecraft.

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Heinrich Hertz mission launched with star sensors “Made in Jena” on board

Two of Jena-Optronik’s ASTRO APS star sensors enable the attitude and orbit control of the German geostationary communication satellite, which was developed and built by OHB System AG.

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Jena-Optronik goes ESA 4S Symposium

For the first time, Jena-Optronik will exhibit at this year’s ESA 4S Symposium in Palma de Mallorca, Spain from 27th to 31st May 2024.

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As we are turning 30 years, we a delighted to give you insights on our history as well as future missions with space technology made by Jena-Optronik.

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Space photography

Apollo astronauts as photographers: stunning pictures of our blue marble, the moon and astronauts' lifes 

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Space: It’s all around us

Space inspires us all and creates a wealth of knowledge

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  • September 18-19, 2024
    ESA Industry Space Days, Nordwijk, the Netherlands
  • September 16-20, 2024
    World Satellite Business Week, Paris, France
  • August 03-08, 2024
    Small Satellite Conference, Logan, Utah, USA