Cooperating partners

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.

JenaVersum

is a science and business network located in Jena. Collaboration is the secret of our success. That’s why we’re committed to exciting encounters, lively debate and creative ideas.

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.

Spaceship Orion with sensors from Jena on its way to the Moon

As part of the NASA mission Artemis I, the spaceship Orion was successfully launched into space on November 16th 2022  and is headed to orbit the Moon. It is equipped with two star sensors from the successful Thuringian space company Jena-Optronik GmbH. Starting with follow-up mission Artemis III, the Jena-based company will also supply two additional rendezvous and docking sensors per mission.

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Premiere in space

On October 5, 2022 a new generation of Jena sensors was launched into space on C-band communication satellites built by the Boeing Company.

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#30of30

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 optics: Our contributions to Sentinel-4

The ESA Sentinel-4 mission is part of the European Commission Copernicus Programme for monitoring the Earth. We develop and build the core main optics of the Sentinel-4/Ultra-violet/Visible/Near- Infrared (UVN) instrument, which comprises a telescope, a UV-VIS spectrometer and a NIR spectrometer.

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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

  • Februar 7-9, 2023
    SmallSat Symposium, Mountain View, USA
  • Februar 3-8, 2023
    AAS Guidance & Control Conference, Breckenridge, USA
  • November 15-17, 2022
    Space Tech Expo, Bremen, Germany