ASTROgyro

An integrated and cost efficient attitude sensor system

The ASTROgyro is an innovative system combining the advantages of both star sensors and gyroscopes in one product.  Primary Benefits of the ASTROgyro include:

  • Direct availability of both raw and merged data from all sensors (gyro & star sensors)
  • Full redundancy (two star sensors and, for each axis, two gyro channels)
  • Identical quality of attitude measurement for all axes (typ. 1 arcsec (1σ)), including the out-of-plane axes of the star sensors
  • Outage and Agility Bridging
  • Coverage of a wide range of rates up to 20°s-1
  • Facilitation of AOCS FDIR (Fault Detection Isolation and Recovery)
  • Optional use as Ultimate Safe Mode (USM) Sensor
  • ITAR-free design available
  • Suitable for LEO, MEO, and GEO Orbits

Due to the direct broadband communication between the ASTRO APS and the gyroscope, the signal noise of the star sensor is significantly reduced especially at higher angular rates. The gyroscope, in return, benefits from attitude measurement based in-situ re-calibration of drifts, scaling errors, and temperature effects. 


The ASTRO APS star sensor has space proven heritage on LEO, MEO, GTO, and GEO orbits. The inertial reference unit has been designed to complement the ASTRO APS star sensor on all these orbits.


Additionally to the technical benefits mentioned above, customers will experience reduced integration and alignment efforts resulting in cost savings during the satellite AIT process. Thus ASTROgyro is the perfect solution for your AOCS needs.

A rendezvous in space: the automated cargo spacecraft Cygnus with future technology from Jena starts its voyage to the ISS

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.

read more

RapidEye Earth Observation Constellation celebrates 10 years of success in space.

A fleet of five identical satellites equipped with camera systems from Jena-Optrinik GmbH was launched on board a Dnepr rocket from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan on 29th August 2008.

read more

All News-Articles

Japan Aerospace Exhibtion

2018 edition of the event took place from November 28-30, 2018.

read more

Art meets space

We draw a picture of space and how we see it at this year's ILA in Berlin.

read more

All Blog-Articles

Space photography

Apollo astronauts as photographers: stunning pictures of our blue marble, the moon and astronauts' lifes 

read more

Space: It’s all around us

Space inspires us all and creates a wealth of knowledge

read more

All Knowledgeplatform-Articles

Events

  • April, 08-11 2019
    Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  • June, 17-23 2019
    Paris Air Show in LeBourget, Frannce