Telescope Systems
for Space Applications

Studying the nature of distant stars and galaxies


  • Optical instrument system design / system engineering
  • Optical design, optical performance analysis, stray-light analyses
  • Optical instrument AIT, verification and calibration
  • Laser technologies for space (transmitters for altimetry,  laser optics, space-qualified compact lasers)
  • Ultra-precise, stable structures and mechanical / thermal solutions
  • CFRP, SiC, Zerodur structure and mirror designs, and AIT
  • Environmental testing, incl. thermal, vacuum, vibration, EMC and more

Paired with Carl Zeiss’:

  • Zerodur, Cesic, Sic, and other optical component manufacturing
  • Mechanical component manufacturing
  • High-precision metrology for compon­ent verification
  • Space-qualified coating, painting, gluing, etc.
  • Developing and qualifying coatings and materials for space applications


HENSOLDT has for years excelled at designing and building telescope systems for space applications. Our engineering capabilities run the gamut from conceptualisation, optical and mechanical design to manufacturing, alignment and space testing. We join forces with customers to co-develop telescopes ranging from classic Cassegrain and Korsch solutions to innovative off-axis systems and beyond.

As a technology company with a customer-centric mindset, our aim is to tailor the optimum optical solution for each application. Our performance promise demands that we deliver precisely what your specifications for encircled energy performance, field of view, spectral capabilities, f-number, focal length,and many other related parametersdictate.

HENSOLDTs engineering team leverages state-of-the-art optical materials, space-qualified coating and environmentally conditioned mechanical materials to meet these expectations in the lab.

And with the help of Carl Zeiss’ manufacturing excellence, we are able to put together the perfect package for your mission profile.

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