The primary objective of ENVILAND is the development of novel and outstanding approaches for the generation of land cover products, utilising the synergetic usage of optical and SAR data. In several studies it has been shown, that the derivable information content of the imagery, the efficiency of the methods and therefore the accuracy of the final products can be increased using time series of optical and SAR imagery. Hence for the development of efficient methods a multitemporal and multisensoral approach shall be applied.

The ENVILAND project is partially funded by the German Aerospace Centre DLR and the German Ministry of Education and Research BMBF.

ENVILAND is a joint research project between research institutes and private companies. The consortium consists of:

  • Jena-Optronik GmbH (Project Coordinator)
  • Institute of Geography at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena 
  • Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn 
  • Zentrum für Bild- und Signalverarbeitung e.V. of the Technische Universität Ilmenau and 
  • Desotron GmbH

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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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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  • 18.-23. July 2017
    MAKS 2017 in Moskau, Russia
  • 19.-25. June 2017
    Paris Air Show 2017 in LeBourget, Frannce
  • 29. May - 02. June 2017
    10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems in Salzburg, Austria