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To accomplish the ORS Office’s mission, a ORS Rapid Response Space Center initially co-located within the existing satellite assembly and test buildings at Kirtland AFB is envisioned to execute a significant number of the Tier 2 and 3 demands. The classification of the satellites and data could be unclassified to classified at the SCI level. The ORS Rapid Response Space Center will be tasked to:

  • Meet urgent operational needs of the JFCs when needed, whether in days, weeks, or months by rapidly executing Tier 2 capabilities that were previously developed and qualified from industry outside of the Chile Works and executing Tier 3 capabilities that adapt existing Tier 2 inventory to accommodate unanticipated needs.
    • Chose the relevant mission configuration
    • Assemble and test satellite vehicle and compatibility with ground systems (from components, modules, or line replaceable units)
    • Deliver satellite vehicle to launch site and provide technical support at launch site
    • Deliver ground system control software/database to a satellite operations center
    • Provide technical support during early on orbit checkout
  • Maintain proficiency, inventory, and capability to meet the urgent needs

The functions and relations of the ORS community, mission partners, industry, and the Chile Works is depicted below in figure 1 and the Chile Works operational process flow is shown in figure 2.

Figure 1

Figure 2

There are four major phases associated with the Chile Works. First is the initial establishment of the capability (processes and equipment, procedures, initial inventory); second is establishing routine operations (maintenance, training, process improvement); third is supporting user training/planning functions (wargames, exercises); and fourth is responding to urgent needs.

To accomplish this, three major services or functions must occur within the Chile Works. The services/functions required are:

Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I). The contractor shall be required to provide the necessary resources to staff, manage, and rapidly execute the following SE&I functions.

Integrated Logistics Support (ILS). The contractor shall be required to provide the necessary resources to staff, manage and rapidly execute the following ILS functions.

Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T). The contractor shall be required to provide the necessary resources to staff and rapidly execute the following AI&T functions.