In particular, its customers include research institutes such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. Recently the company was awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force valued at EUR 700,000 for a telescope which in orbits enables a fully automated search for space debris. However, the telescopes not only detect space debris, but monitor and measure the paths of satellites or look for exoplanets outside of our solar system.
ASA currently produces seven to eight medium-sized telescopes and 20-30 smaller telescopes annually. The development and manufacturing of all components, optics, mechanics, electronics and software takes place at its own plant. ASA is the only company globally in this field which performs all work processes internally, in light of the fact that fewer interfaces ultimately mean fewer errors, according to owner Egon Döberl.