Sodern is a star tracker and space instrument manufacturer located in France, specializing in space optronics.
Sodern relies on more than 50 years of experience in optronics and neutron technology to develop innovative and competitive solutions for commercial and institutional customers.
As a subsidiary of ArianeGroup, Sodern is operationally independent. The company has a variety of stakeholders including space, mining, industry, and research.
The company is also a historical and strategic defense supplier, a characteristic that guarantees a solid base of industrial activities, thereby affirming durability and reliability.
The company preserves and enhances technological know-how by participating in scientific and space-exploration projects that push the limits of the state of the art.
ESA's Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) mission, NASA's InSight and Europa Clipper missions, France's MegaJoule Laser and CNES' PHARAO atomic clocks are some examples.
Sodern's core business is the series production of star trackers that enable satellites to orient themselves precisely in space (Auriga, Hydra, SED 26), and neutron systems for analyzing and detecting materials. Sodern's Auriga star trackers were selected for the OneWeb constellation (1800 units).
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Last updated: 2023-05-09