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space for success

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Von Jena zum Mars

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On a mission for you

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Precision drives the universe

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Premiere in space

Maiden flight of our ASTROgyro

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30 years Jena-Optronik: Tradition and future


Cleaning up space junk

Astroscale selects our LiDAR for innovative space debris removal mission ELSA-M

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We are excited for Artemis I

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30 years Jena-Optronik


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Welcome to Jena-Optronik

For decades now we’ve been successfully making leading-edge space missions possible "out of space for our world"

As a space company we make an important contribution, to detect and better understand the challenges our planet is facing. Various applications within the field of satellite communication, navigation and Earth observation improve our daily life.

We’re proud to count the world’s leading space companies and agencies among our clients. They rely on innovations made by Jena-Optronik.

As vast as the universe is, there is no space for inaccuracy: sensors by Jena-Optronik keep satellites and spacecrafts stable and on track.  Visionary technology in the truest sense of the word: our space optics & electronics help to generate crucial Earth observation data, helping to improve the quality of life.

What challenges in space are you facing? We are happy to help you reach your goal. And to give you what we stood for the past years: space for success.

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"Space is not only fascinating but also an essential part of our modern life. A day without space is not possible – and technology “made in Jena” is always a part of it."

Peter Kapell

+49 3641 200-110

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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Spaceship Orion with sensors from Jena on its way to the Moon

As part of the NASA mission Artemis I, the spaceship Orion was successfully launched into space on November 16th 2022  and is headed to orbit the Moon. It is equipped with two star sensors from the successful Thuringian space company Jena-Optronik GmbH. Starting with follow-up mission Artemis III, the Jena-based company will also supply two additional rendezvous and docking sensors per mission.

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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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    Paris Air Show, LeBourget, France
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    Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, USA
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    SmallSat Symposium, Mountain View, USA
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    AAS Guidance & Control Conference, Breckenridge, USA