This is all us

For decades now we’ve been making space missions possible: enterprises that are as spectacular as they are successful. We are proud of our products, team and support for your mission.

Tradition and innovation are the basis for our work. Our home base is Jena, a town in Germany that was the home of Carl Zeiss – and a high-tech center where the art of German engineering and research meets passion and drive.


Our values

The standard for us and our work:

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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#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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ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer was our guest!

A very excited #teamspace met Matthias Maurer on November 27, 2023.

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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

  • April 08-11, 2024
    Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • February 06-08, 2024
    SmallSat Symposium, Mountain View, CA, USA
  • February 01-07, 2024
    AAS GN&C Conference, Breckenridge, CO, USA