Test benches and ground support equipment

Opto-electronic test benches and mechanical adjustment and assembly devices represent an important role in verifying customer-specific requirements for space applications. For example, the specific device performance parameters need to be test under various loads and environmental conditions.

Whether it is a device for Earth observation, a telescope for laser communication or a star sensor for controlling the attitude of a satellite, they all have to perform under the extreme conditions and a long period in space.

Environmental tests are necessary to ensure the performance. For this purpose, Jena-Optronik develops special test benches, which are adapted to the customer’s requirements, e.g. vibration and shock tests or thermal vacuum tests.

Furthermore, Jena-Optronik develops mechanical and opto-electronic tools for the integration and adjustment of components suitable for use in space: From the smallest component (e.g. adhesive and adjustment devices) to complex devices such as telescopes and spectrometers.

The high performance and complex test benches developed by Jena-Optronik are used to verify optical devices.

Mission enabler: Jena-Optronik star tracker selected by Airbus OneWeb Satellites

Jena-Optronik is proud to announce that it has been selected by satellite constellation manufacturer Airbus OneWeb Satellites to provide the ASTRO CL star tracker for the ARROW family of small satellites.

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Little big star (tracker)

Maxar taps Jena-Optronik for the ASTRO CL star tracker for new proliferated low-Earth orbit (LEO) platform.

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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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