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.
Built by the American aerospace company Northrop Grumman, the re-supply mission S.S. Roger Chaffee (Cygnus NG-11) successfully lifts-off to the International Space Station (ISS) on 17th April 2019, On board is the latest generation of rendezvous and docking sensors developed by Jena-Optronik GmbH.
On 25 April 2018 the Sentinel-3B, built by Thales Alenia Space was launched as part of the European Copernicus earth monitoring program with technology supplied by the aerospace company Jena-Optronik GmbH and is sending its first Images.
On 7th March 2017 Sentinel-2B was launched. It is the fifth satellite for the EU ‘Copernicus’ earth observation program. Essential components of the satellite’s multi-spectral instrument (MSI) were supplied by the aerospace company Jena Optronik GmbH, based in Thuringia, and provide a new perspective of our earth.
The following feat was made possible thanks to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA): In Germany, the new satellite platform SmallGEO, which is developed in Bremen by satellite manufacturer OHB System AG, makes it possible to deliver whole satellites. Attitude control sensors by Thuringia-based space company Jena-Optronik GmbH are also included.
How can satellite data help to stop global warming? This and many other questions were discussed as part of the Global Climate Conference in Marrakesh from the 7th to the 18th of November. Jena Optronik presented the results of its latest projects and Solutions.
On 16th February 2016 at 18:57 MEZ Sentinel-3A lifted off, the third satellite in the European COPERNICUS earth observation program. The satellite has sent the first pictures of its five month commissioning phase.
On June 23rd, the second sentinel satellite launched for its mission to observe the earth’s surface, since the weekend it has been sending its images. Sentinel-2A will open up a new way of looking at the earth.
In the presence of the parliamentary state secretary Brigitte Zypries, German Federal Coordinator for Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Thuringian Minister for Economics, Science and the Digital Society Wolfgang Tiefensee, Jena Optronik GmbH ceremonially inaugurated its new development on 26th May 2015.
At 15:30 on 12 August 2014, thanks to the sensors of the Thuringian aerospace company Jena-Optronik, the European ATV-5 space transporter named “George Lemaître” docked successfully and accurately to the millimetre at the International Space Station, ISS.