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space for success

Thuringian company Jena-Optronik, with 250 employees, is a true pioneers in the space Industry:

Jena-Optronik, a subsidiary of Airbus Defense and Space, is a partner in demand globally, both for the world’s biggest space agencies as well as for almost all the large aerospace system companies in Asia, Russia, Europe and North America. These leading aerospace system companies rely on the products made in Jena/Thuringia and use them in their most critical missions.

Jena-Optronik GmbH is DIN EN 9100:2018 certified.


Key to our successful projects

  • World-wide activities with a broad customer base
  • High quality awareness and well-qualified, motivated employees
  • Strong future-proof technologic basis in an innovative environment
  • Co-operations at location of Jena
  • 30 years of experience with optical instruments
  • Partner in international und national Projects

Awarded Products

As science fiction became reality… 36.000 km above Earth

Northrop Grumman’s “Mission Extension Vehicle-1” (MEV-1) had its historic docking with the Intelsat 901 (IS-901) spacecraft on February 25, 2020. Now, MEV-2 successfully docked with the Intelsat IS-1002 satellite, again with space technology from Jena.

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Return ticket booked: From Earth to Mars and back again

Star sensors from Jena lead the way to the red planet.

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#30of30

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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Rendezvous in space

Twelve years after its maiden flight on ESA‘s ATV-1 “Jules Verne“, our Rendezvous and Docking Sensor (RVS®) successfully completed its last mission.

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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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