Synopta (General Atomics)

Synopta (General Atomics)

Segment   Research Development Production
Earth Observation
Life and Physical Sciences
Satellite-based Applications
Instruments and Payloads
Spacecraft and on-board Equipment
Ground Segment
Materials and Processes
Electronic Components
Basic Research for Space Technology
Small Satellite Activities
"Opto-electronic systems for space and terrestrial use"

General Atomics Synopta GmbH develops and produces complex opto-electronics systems for space and terrestrial use, both as serial products with small or medium-sized numbers, as well as individual productions/prototypes. The focus is on free-space optical communication between satellites as well as between satellites and optical ground stations.

Field of Expertise

The competences of GA Synopta include:

  • Consulting in business development and strategic planning
  • Public Affairs Management
  • Risk and Project management
  • Development skills in the fields of: Systems Engineering, Orbit analysis, Atmospheric channel modeling, Optics, Opto-Electronics, Adaptive Optics, Mechanisms, Control Electronics, Communication electronics, Software
  • Beam steering and -stabilizing systems
  • Optical Ground Stations
  • Communication Systems
  • Test systems for optical and optoelectronic devices
  • Design, development and production of devices for space applications

GA Synopta is involved in or responsible for following OGS types:

  • ESA Optical Ground Station (OGS)
  • Mobile Tesat OGS
  • Transportable Adaptive Optical Ground Station (T-AOGS)

Synopta delivers CPA 135 for Tesat LCTs used in Copernicus/ EDRS, for the following missions:

  • EDRS-A and EDRS-C
  • Sentinel 1A, 1B, 2B, 1C, 2C, 1D, 2D