Optec designs starting from scratch, manufacture and certify diffraction limited optical
payloads, multichannel camera systems for Space, focus mechanism with remote control
and every kind of optical system starting from UV, passing through Visible and coming
to InfraRed range.
As leading Company of Optica Group, Optec can offer not only long term heritage in
designing but also glass polishing capability, mechanical components manufacturing
and moreover a new optical coating facility inside of the Group.
Our core business is to follow and guide customers from the very beginning to the
final system, offering continuous and tailored support in the niche world of optical and
Optec is directly involved in design and engineering of optical systems for satellites or
space stations for various companies around the world.
Through the years Optec has been protagonist of numerous successes in the Space
In 2001, in collaboration with CGS, Optec designed and implemented various optical
systems still in use in BIOLAB of the ISS.
In 2003, in collaboration with Turin Astrophysics Observatory (OATO) Optec has been
involved in SCORE experiment and the optical unit for the solar corona analyzer was
In collaboration with TDS in 2010 the optical unit for the PRISMA mission was
implemented. PRISMA is operational and functioning in geostationary orbit.
Under an ASI (Italian Space Agency) contract, in collaboration with TSD and Optec
partner Tecnottica, 4 new advanced system were presented as navigation tools for
Together with Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) and University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) the first extremely high resolution dioptric satellite, limited in resolution only by diffraction, has been designed, manufactured and qualified for launch. OPTEC has delivered, after having successfully performed the qualification campaign, the polarimeter for the ESA Solar Orbiter METIS project which was first flight unit of the METIS Solar Orbited mission to be delivered for integration.
OPTEC is manufacturing ARGOMOON flight optical payloads. ArgoMoon is a nanosatellite that will fly on board the new American launcher, Space Launch System (SLS), during its first mission (Exploration Mission 1) scheduled for late 2021. Optec has also built the Diffraction Limited Telescope for LICIA Cube, part of NASA DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) Mission. The mission is intended to test whether a spacecraft impact could successfully deflect an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.