Spaceborne Instruments

Jena-Optronik belongs to the pioneers of multi-spectral space cameras and 3D imaging systems.

Today’s main emphasis is on the application of opto-electronic subsystems for optical space instruments.

We successfully entered the market of satellite-based earth observation instruments with the development of the multi-spectral imagers. Due to this heritage we became a supplier of components for Sentinel-2, -3, -4 and -5 within the European Copernicus program.

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