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DDC onboard Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Space Capsule

Bohemia, New York (August 2022) Data Device Corporation (DDC) is proud to announce that our MIL-STD-1553 data bus components are onboard Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space capsule. The CST-100 has successfully completed a docking maneuver with the International Space Station (ISS) as part of an uncrewed orbital test flight, with future plans to ferry astronauts and cargo to and from the ISS. 

DDC’s MIL-STD-1553 transceivers and transformers are utilized within the Starliner’s Crew Module-Integrated Propulsion Controller (CM-IPC) and the Service Module-Integrated Propulsion Controller (SM-IPC). DDC was selected for these critical systems based upon the proven reliability, performance and ruggedness of our data bus solutions. DDC’s MIL-STD-1553 ASICS have achieved over 1 billion hours of in-service history on the world’s leading aerospace, defense 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. 

Image credit: NASA/Bob Hines

Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-reliability Connectivity, Power and Control solutions (Data Networking Components to Processor Based Subsystems, Space Qualified SBCs and Radiation Hardened Components; Power Distribution, Control and Conversion; Motor Control and Motion Feedback) for aerospace, defense, space, and industrial applications. With awards for quality, delivery, and support, DDC has served these industries as a trusted resource for more than 57 years... providing proven solutions optimized for efficiency, reliability, and performance. Data Device Corporation brands include DDC, Beta Transformer Technology Corporation, National Hybrid Inc., North Hills Signal Processing Corp., Pascall Electronics Ltd., XCEL Power Systems Ltd and DATEL. DDC, headquartered in Bohemia, NY, has manufacturing operations in New York, California, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.