The SST is the right 21st Century solution to our training needs,” said Col. John Shaw, the 50th Operations Group commander. “It provides a common simulator framework for all of our instructors to use that is more flexible, versatile and efficient.”

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, 1st Lt. Floyd Kerr led 50th OSS instructors through demonstrations of the new training system throughout the multisuite training center. Airman 1st Class Brant Finstad demonstrated crew interoperability using a satellite vehicle operator, a space system operator and an instructor. In a second suite, Senior Airman Jeffrey Acosta-Cousar showed how an instructor can use the SST to monitor the progress of six DSCS students simultaneously. Airman 1st Class Adam Fetty then showed additional capabilities, such as the Mission Planning System, in a final demonstration in suite three.

With SST clearly showing superior performance, versatility and capability, and new SST applications coming on board soon, it’s clear that SST is the right training tool for space operations, both now and in the future.