The next generation LiDAR: Small, light and eye safe

Development of a new LiDAR sensor, which is going to be lighter and smaller than the RVS 3000-3D.

Within the frame of a DLR project we are - together with several partners - developing new LiDAR technologies, with the goal of a miniaturized space-qualified LiDAR sensor. Due to the selected key components, the new LiDAR will be significantly lighter, smaller and will have a reduced power consumption.

µRVS will be qualified in the upcoming years.

Possible application areas are:

  • rendezvous and docking to cooperative as well as non-cooperative targets
  • robotic in-orbit assembly
  • support of the navigation system for rover or buggy

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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ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer was our guest!

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

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Dr. Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, visited us

Jena-Optronik had the great honor of giving insight into the future of space to a special guest: Dr. Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, visited us on November 20, 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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