Space Systems Operations - 1C6X1 -Air Force Careers
(1C6X1) Air Force Space Systems Operations
QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY (PER THE AIR FORCE WEBSITE)
High school diploma, GED with 15 college credits, or GED
Knowledge of space warning and control systems
Normal color vision
Completion of a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit
Successfully pass a Single Scope Background Investigation
Completion of 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
Must be between the ages of 17 and 39
Technical Training: 51-100 days
Technical School Location: Vandenberg AFB CA
Status Upon Completion of Technical School: CCAF Degree with credits earned towards Air and Space Operations Technology.
Job Description: Space Systems Operations airmen detect, identify, and maintain surveillance on low orbiting and deep space satellite vehicles using active and passive space surveillance systems. Part of their work involves exploring new space surveillance technologies, developing new space operational procedures, and employing new space surveillance sensors. These airmen also use Air Force tracking technology to detect and track sea-launched and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and track Earth satellites. Space Systems Operations specialists plan satellite contacts, resolve any emergencies that arise with satellites, and conduct satellite commanding during launch, early orbit, daily operations, and end-of-life testing, when the satellites have outlived their use.