ASTRO 15

Autonomous Star Sensor

The ASTRO 15 combines a high degree of flexibility with outstanding features for lifetime, reliability and robustness. The sensor is a flight proven, autonomous star tracking system for long-term GEO and LEO missions on telecom, science and Earth observation satellites.

More than 130 flight units of the ASTRO 15 sensor have been ordered for geostationary communication / Earth observation satellites. More than 50 Flight Models are operating successfully in orbit. The ASTRO 15 has been selected as the standard star sensor for Boeing's 702 platform.

Jena-Optronik is the first German company awarded "Supplier of the Year 2006" from the US technology group Boeing. Boeing selected the Jena-based company as one of only 11 chosen from a field of more than 27,000 suppliers in nearly 100 countries around the world. This award from Boeing is the company's premier supplier award, presented annually to its top suppliers for their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. The winning suppliers were chosen based on statistical measurements of quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support and cost for performance in 2006.

Turning science fiction into reality: MEV servicing mission to extend the lifespan of satellites

The "Mission-Extension Vehicle" (MEV for short) of the US tech company Northrop Grumman has been successfully deployed in space with the latest optical technology from Jena on-board. A new docking sensor system from Jena-Optronik GmbH is on its maiden flight as part of the world's first commercial on-orbit servicing mission in geostationary Orbit.

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For the Earth from outer space: EDRS-C

The European "data highway in space" is on its way into geostationary orbit with technology from Jena.

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Enhancing the present to the future

CEO change at Jena-Optronik GmbH: Our long-standing CEO, Dietmar Ratzsch transfers his responsibility at Jena-Optronik GmbH to the hands of Peter Kapell, who took over the position at the Thuringian space company by October 1st, 2019. 

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Time travel at the Paris Air Show

We write the year 1969. Journalists - like millions of viewers - explore the fascination of space watching the moon landing.

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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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Events

  • January 30 - February 5, 2020
    43rd Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA