Data bus components onboard space capsule

10-08-2022 | DDC | Subs & Systems

Data Device Corporation (DDC) has announced its MIL-STD-1553 data bus components are onboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner space capsule. The capsule has completed a docking manoeuvre with the International Space Station as part of an uncrewed orbital test flight, with plans to ferry astronauts and cargo to and from the ISS.

The company's transceivers and transformers are utilised within the Starliner's Crew Module-Integrated Propulsion Controller and the Service Module-Integrated Propulsion Controller. It was chosen for these critical systems based on its data bus solutions' proven reliability, performance and ruggedness. The company's ASICS have achieved over one billion hours of in-service history on the world's leading aerospace, defence and space applications.

"With more than 25 years of experience as a leading supplier of radiation hardened MIL-STD-1553 data bus components, DDC is dedicated to the innovation and advancement of data bus technology for space," stated Brian Forsberg, DDC's business unit manager for data bus components.

"DDC is proud to support Boeing's CST-100 Starliner space capsule, and we would like to extend our congratulations to everyone involved in this historic flight," stated Adam Crossman, president of DDC.