The next generation LiDAR: Small, light and eye safe

Development of a new LiDAR sensor, which is going to be lighter and smaller than the RVS 3000-3D.

Within the frame of a DLR project we are - together with several partners - developing new LiDAR technologies, with the goal of a miniaturized space-qualified LiDAR sensor. Due to the selected key components, the new LiDAR will be significantly lighter, smaller and will have a reduced power consumption.

µRVS will be qualified in the upcoming years.

Possible application areas are:

  • rendezvous and docking to cooperative as well as non-cooperative targets
  • robotic in-orbit assembly
  • support of the navigation system for rover or buggy

Mission enabler: Jena-Optronik star tracker selected by Airbus OneWeb Satellites

Jena-Optronik is proud to announce that it has been selected by satellite constellation manufacturer Airbus OneWeb Satellites to provide the ASTRO CL star tracker for the ARROW family of small satellites.

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Little big star (tracker)

Maxar taps Jena-Optronik for the ASTRO CL star tracker for new proliferated low-Earth orbit (LEO) platform.

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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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Space optics: Our contributions to Sentinel-4

The ESA Sentinel-4 mission is part of the European Commission Copernicus Programme for monitoring the Earth. We develop and build the core main optics of the Sentinel-4/Ultra-violet/Visible/Near- Infrared (UVN) instrument, which comprises a telescope, a UV-VIS spectrometer and a NIR spectrometer.

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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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