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The exceptional conditions in space require high demands on the products and their engineers.

We meet the requirements of our customers with our know-how. Beyond that our fascination of the universe and curiosity to gain new perspectives enable high-quality products.


Attitude and Orbit Control Systems (AOCS) sensors

Our Portfolio comprises precise and robust sensors for state-of-the-art AOCS to ensure stable performance of satellites:

  • Star Sensors/Star Tracker (ASTRO product family)
  • Rendezvous- and Docking Sensors (product Family RVS)
  • Sun Sensors

with a broad application range from LEO to GEO orbit: communication, Navigation, Earth Observation, infrastructure and science

Up to today more than 450 AOCS sensors have been sold. We rely on a 915 years in orbit heritage with Star and Sun Sensors.

Used worldwide  within national and international Projects - multi purpose missions: Constellation – Earth Observation – Space Transportation – GEO Telecom – Deep Space and Science.

Spaceborne Instruments

With the development of the multi-spectral imagers for RapidEye Jena-Optronik successfully entered the market of satellite-based earth observation instruments.

The company is a member of the core teams of Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3, Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-5 within the European earth observation program COPERNICUS.

COPERNICUS continuously observing the global changes - contributions from Jena:

  • Star Tracker, electronics and optical filter for Sentinel-2 - objectives: land monitoring
  • Opto-mechanical structure, subsystems, telescope and scan systems of for Sentinel-3 - objectives: marine observation
  • Optics for Sentinel-4 - objectives: air quality monitoring
  • Optics and filter for Sentinel-5 - objectives: air quality monitoring

 

Space Exploration

The Jena-based company develops components and systems to explore the solar system and planets:

Turning science fiction into reality: MEV servicing mission to extend the lifespan of satellites

The "Mission-Extension Vehicle" (MEV for short) of the US tech company Northrop Grumman has been successfully deployed in space with the latest optical technology from Jena on-board. A new docking sensor system from Jena-Optronik GmbH is on its maiden flight as part of the world's first commercial on-orbit servicing mission in geostationary Orbit.

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For the Earth from outer space: EDRS-C

The European "data highway in space" is on its way into geostationary orbit with technology from Jena.

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Enhancing the present to the future

CEO change at Jena-Optronik GmbH: Our long-standing CEO, Dietmar Ratzsch transfers his responsibility at Jena-Optronik GmbH to the hands of Peter Kapell, who took over the position at the Thuringian space company by October 1st, 2019. 

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Time travel at the Paris Air Show

We write the year 1969. Journalists - like millions of viewers - explore the fascination of space watching the moon landing.

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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

  • January 30 - February 5, 2020
    43rd Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA