Space Systems Operations - 1C6X1 -Air Force Careers

(1C6X1) Air Force Space Systems Operations


QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY (PER THE AIR FORCE WEBSITE)

MINIMUM EDUCATION

  • High school diploma, GED with 15 college credits, or GED

ASVAB REQUIREMENTS

  • Electronics

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.