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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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These astronauts saw Earth from space

"They Saw Earth From Space. Here’s How It Changed Them."

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Turning science fiction into reality

MEV servicing mission to extend the lifespan of satellites

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Breathtaking

360° video shot onboard the ISS

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ASTROgyro builds a market with attitude

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25 Years Jena-Optronik

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Space(wo)men wanted

From Jena to Mars.

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Welcome to Jena-Optronik

For decades now we’ve been making space missions possible: enterprises that are as spectacular as they are successful. Today we’re the global leader for attitude and orbit control sensors for satellites and optical instruments for Earth observation.

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

Facing the future together: we’re proud to count the world’s leading space companies among our clients. 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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CEO
"The fascination of space includes our products! We ensure that space applications are a “normal” part of our everyday life."

Peter Kapell
CEO

+49 3641 200-110

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