Aitech to Build Boeing CST-100 Space Capsule’s Computing Boards, Subsystem

BoeingCSTAitech Defense Systems will develop computing boards and subsystem for the Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft that Boeing is building for NASA under the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

The CST-100 capsule is being designed to transport up to seven crew members to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit locations by 2017, Aitech said May 5.

Chatsworth, California-based Aitech will develop the computer, display tools and keypads for the CST-100’s subsystem, which is built to help pilots maneuver the spacecraft.

Boeing will assemble three CST-100 units at its Florida facility under the program’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability phase and will subject the capsule to a pad-abort trial prior to its 2017 crewed flight.

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