Tradition and innovation

The location of Jena, the German Optical Valley, is endued with unique potential of tradition and experience. The combination of abstract and applied research and science together with a powerful industry is outstanding within Germany.  Besides our regional network we can rely on partners  worldwide.


BDLI

The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) is the primary industry representative of the aerospace sector in Germany. As the voice of German aerospace, BDLI engages in dialogue with political institutions, authorities, trade associations and governments at home and abroad.

Our joint BDLI image movie reveals a closer look.

Space2Motion
The INNOspace-network Space2Motion is a new module within the INNOspace®-initiative and opens a communication platform for space and automotive industry. We are a partner within the network. 

LRT

The network LRT represents the interests of companies and facilities in the field of aerospace in Saxony and Thuringia. Jena-Optronik GmbH supports the LRT and Dietmar Ratzsch is member of the board.

fo+

Eight leading Thuringian Photonics companies and two prestigious research institutes have teamed up in the »Innovative Regional Growth Core« fo+ [freeform optics plus] to develop and market innovative freeform optical systems.

RapidEye Earth Observation Constellation celebrates 10 years of success in space.

A fleet of five identical satellites equipped with camera systems from Jena-Optrinik GmbH was launched on board a Dnepr rocket from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan on 29th August 2008.

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Copernicus Earth monitoring program - a great success due also to the contribution by the team at Jena

On 25 April 2018 the Sentinel-3B, built by Thales Alenia Space was launched as part of the European Copernicus earth monitoring program with technology supplied by the aerospace company Jena-Optronik GmbH and is sending its first Images.

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Japan Aerospace Exhibtion

2018 edition of the event took place from November 28-30, 2018.

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Art meets space

We draw a picture of space and how we see it at this year's ILA in Berlin.

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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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Events

  • February, 01-06 2019
    AAS Guidance & Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA