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Jena-Optronik is one of the leading suppliers for space industry with a broad customer base and reliable partner in national and international projects: High quality awareness and well-qualified, motivated employees meet a strong future-proof technological basis in an innovative environment. The company is a market leader for state-of-the-art AOCS and single source for 3D-lidar systems and Rendezvous- and Docking Sensors.

Jena-Optronik GmbH is EN/AS 9100:2018 certified.

Looking back on 40 years of experience in optical precision instruments for space applications, Jena-Optronik is a true pioneer in the field of attitude and orbit control sensors for satellites and optical instruments for Earth observation.
During this time Jena-Optronik became a reliable partner for space agencies as well as for space companies in Asia, Russia, Europe and North America. They trust in products from Jena-Optronik and equip their top-missions with these.

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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A satellite constellation enters into retirement

After almost 12 years in space - five years longer than originally planned - the RapidEye satellite constellation ceased operations at the end of March and delivered the last images of our blue planet.  

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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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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

  • 2020 November, 13-18
    ESA GNC Conference, Sopoto, Poland