Space Force Using Oculus Quest For VR Satellite Repair Training
VR simulations by SAIC allow mission operators to go “hands-on” with national security satellites and missiles.
The United States Space Force, a space service branch of the US Armed Forces established by former president Donald J. Trump, is currently in the process of training the next generation of mission operators using VR simulations.
As reported by The Washington Post, operators-in-training can interact with virtual duplicates of multimillion-dollar military satellites using an Oculus Quest headset, removing the need for conventional training simulators which can cost millions to build and deploy. Developed by government contractor SAIC, the platform simulates national security risks designed to prepare operators for any eventuality they may face, such as missile response warnings and major satellite failures.