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 technology for Earth Observation and Remote Sensing. With the development of the multi-spectral imagers for RapidEye we successfully entered the market of satellite-based earth observation instruments.

We are a member of the core team of Sentinel-2 for optical earth observation, Sentinel-3 for the observation of the oceans and Sentinel-4 for atmospheric monitoring within the European earth observation program GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security).

Furthermore the imaging radiometer METimage is a planned German contribution for future operational earth observation platforms in polar orbits (EUMETSAT Post-EPS).

New images for the data archive of our planet: Satellite Sentinel-2B has sent its first views of the earth

On 7th March 2017 Sentinel-2B was launched. It is the fifth satellite for the EU ‘Copernicus’ earth observation program. Essential components of the satellite’s multi-spectral instrument (MSI) were supplied by the aerospace company Jena Optronik GmbH, based in Thuringia, and provide a new perspective of our earth.

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High-tech made in Jena, Germany, for the new satellite platform SmallGEO

The following feat was made possible thanks to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA): In Germany, the new satellite platform SmallGEO, which is developed in Bremen by satellite manufacturer OHB System AG, makes it possible to deliver whole satellites. Attitude control sensors by Thuringia-based space company Jena-Optronik GmbH are also included.

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Konnichiwa, successful exhibition in Tokyo

From October, 12-15 2016 we presented us and our products on a GErman Joint booth together with DLR and OHB at the Japan Aerospace Exhibition, Tokyo

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Welcome!

Today’s generation requires a more in-depth knowledge of the world than the previous generation ever did. By exploring space, we are able to discover, survey and understand our home planet. On our updated website, we intend to give you an insight into the world of aerospace and the technology Jena-Optronik produces. Accompany us on our journey!

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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, 03-06 2017
    Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA